Leeds: Reporter shares takeover news amid manager and relegation concern
The 49ers Enterprises factored in possible relegation when negotiating a full takeover at Leeds United, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Relegation battle
The Whites, who were involved in a final-day battle to avoid relegation last season, find themselves in another scrap at the bottom this season.
Without a Premier League win since November and now with no permanent manager after sacking Jesse Marsch last week, Leeds are currently one point clear of the bottom three and face Everton and Southampton in two crucial upcoming fixtures.
The Latest: Takeover claim
FI reporter Adam Williams shared a story on Wednesday, claiming that the 49ers factored in the possibility of relegation when negotiating a set fee to take control from Andrea Radrizzani.
A deal is still looking increasingly likely before the beginning of next season despite the club’s current league and managerial status, with the 49ers planning on spending between 10-15 years at Elland Road.
The Verdict: Good news
Many supporters may be feeling frustrated at Radrizzani, the majority owner, following the club’s failures thus far in their search for a new manager.
Therefore, knowing that there is a strong possibility that the 49ers will take total control, even if Leeds drop to the Championship, could be viewed as good news.
Of course, everyone at the club will be hoping the Whites remain in the top flight, where hopefully, the 49ers will be at the front of a steady period in Yorkshire, helping take the club to the next level both on and off the pitch.