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Leeds: Andrea Radrizzani has ‘dropped a major hint’ that he will sell

Leeds: Andrea Radrizzani has ‘dropped a major hint’ that he will sell -Leeds United News

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has ‘dropped a major hint’ that he is ready to sell his share of the club, according to TEAMtalk journalist James Marshment.

The Lowdown: The journey so far

The Italian first arrived at Elland Road in 2017 as he succeeded Massimo Cellino, and the Whites made their return to the Premier League three years later under his reign.

However, Jesse Marsch’s side are currently hovering just  above the relegation zone after an underwhelming start to the season, and this dangerous position could be about to prompt a huge change behind the scenes.

The Latest: Radrizzani to quit?

Taking to Twitter in sharing a corresponding report for TEAMtalk, Marshment revealed that Radrizzani could be set to move on from Leeds at the end of the season.

He wrote: “Andrea Radrizzani will have completed six years as majority #LUFC owner come the summer – but the Italian has dropped a major hint that his time will end this summer.”

Speaking during an interview with Corriere della Sera, the 48-year-old said: “I want to operate as a private equity in sport. Yes, perhaps Leeds can grow further, but in the future, they will need more resources to be able to reach higher levels and compete with the best clubs in the Premier League.

“As a result, I believe that, due to the history of the club and the respect I have for the fans, it is right to let those who can invest more than me go forward, and bring them to the glory of the past. There is also a design aspect: this is my sixth year, change is healthy.”

The Verdict: Could be for the best

Should Leeds successfully stay up, it’s clear that serious investment is needed, and that might only happen with an owner who believes that the club can climb to the next level.

The Yorkshire outfit spent just under £100m during the summer, but following the sales of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, the new arrivals have yet to make the same impact.

The Whites may need to create a new identity if they want to push on as a team, and January will present Marsch with the perfect opportunity to continue building his long-term project, regardless of the owner at the helm.

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