The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news that Andrea Radrizzani’s company, Eleven Sports has beaten Sky Sports to La Liga’s TV rights for the next three years. The Italian who controls 100% of the shares of Leeds United weighed in with a decisive bid for La Liga’s TV rights and now holds a contract from 2019 until 2022. You can read more about the deal in The Yorkshire Evening Post.
Major coup for Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani as Eleven Sports beats Sky Sports to La Liga rights for the next three years:https://t.co/wNF7KwZUs0
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 2, 2018
The Leeds fans propping our bar up have been getting excited with their owner’s latest coup as the money generated from Spanish football’s TV rights could potentially be pumped back into the Yorkshire club as they look to increase their intensity and push for promotion to the Premier League in the next few seasons. The move could also see Leeds gain a feeder club from Spain and could see the club go on future tours and face Spanish opposition.
Radrizzani founded Eleven Sports in 2015 and has been buying the TV rights to a number of competitions with the aim of expanding his company. The Whites are even going on an extremely controversial tour to Myanmar next week to take part in two post-season friendlies in an attempt to improve Eleven Sports reach into the far east. They already hold contracts in Singapore and Taiwan and broadcast La Liga matches in Poland and Belgium.
You can read the fans verdict on Radrizzani’s latest deal here:
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— Gareth Wardle (@Gareth_wardle) May 2, 2018
Will all the funds be transferred into @LUFC bank balance do a Wolves next season go on Radz I dare you
— Darren (@D_Dunne1) 2 May 2018
This is a great move in general. Fans not realising how much extra money this will allow to be invested in Leeds over the next few years from ad revenue, subscriptions, etc. Good move from Radz in my eyes, hope he stays to keep building the club up
— Billy (@BillyWPratt) 2 May 2018
Wonder what kind of viewing figures sky had for La Liga. Tbh as long as I’ve had sky I’ve rarely watched La Liga games. Barca v RM that’s about it.
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) May 2, 2018
It’s funny when people say he could have spent the money on players. The money eleven sports have spent on the deal is eleven sports money. He can’t just stick it in Leeds’ bank account.
— Danny Whittingham (@barflydan) May 2, 2018
Well if LUTV is anything to go by people can look forward to a season of frustration not being able t watch the live content!
— stujeffery (@Stuart_Jeffery) May 2, 2018
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Worth noting that it’s probably not all of his own personal cash like some think.
— Adam (@AdamPB) May 2, 2018