Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani will eventually look to sell the club in the near future, according to financial expert Kieran Maguire.
The Lowdown: Radrizzani’s successful reign at Leeds
The 47-year-old has been the sole owner of the Whites since May 2017, having initially purchased 50% of the club in January of the same year.
It has undoubtedly been a successful period at Elland Road under Radrizzani, with Marcelo Bielsa a hugely ambitious appointment and promotion back to the Premier League achieved in 2019/20 under the Argentine.
However, the Italian has hinted that he will sell Leeds when the time is right, perhaps suggesting that a sale may not be too far away.
The Latest: Maguire makes big Radrizzani claim
Speaking to Football Insider, Maguire claimed that he feels it is ‘inevitable’ that Radrizzani will sell up amid growing involvement from 49ers Enterprise, duly bringing to an end a great chapter in Leeds’ history. The football finance expert said:
“I think there will come a time when he looks for a return on his investment. Radrizzani realises that it is a very expensive business being a competitive force in the Premier League.
“There will be an appropriate point in time when the financial support really needs to be amplified by another party.
“It really does look inevitable and more of a case of when rather than if. But he will be desperate for Leeds to have more success in the meantime.”
The Verdict: New era coming soon?
While not every decision Radrizzani has ever made has been correct, Leeds supporters will surely look back on his era at the club as hugely positive overall.
He has given no specific indication of when that may be, but the fact that he is even discussing it means that it could be close, as 49ers Enterprise continue to slowly take more control.
The hope is that Radrizzani’s reign doesn’t end sourly with relegation back to the Championship this year – if that does happen, it could be a natural time for the Italian to sell.
In other news, Leeds are still reportedly interested in signing one player. Find out who it is here.
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