Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny believes the Whites’ future transfer business will be boosted by the expansion of Elland Road.
The Lowdown: Elland Road expansion plans
Leeds enjoyed a superb return to the Premier League last season, finishing ninth and playing some of the most eye-catching football in the division.
It isn’t only on the pitch where the Whites are thriving, however, with plans in place to increase Elland Road’s capacity by 16,000, taking it to 55,000.
It is an exciting update that will make the famous Elland Road atmosphere even greater, but more importantly, it will generate more revenue.
The Latest: Kenny excited about the future
Speaking to Football Insider, 43 year-old Kenny was hugely excited about what the future has to offer, suggesting more money will now be available to buy new players:
“They are trying to build on what they’ve done over the past few years. In getting promoted and then finishing in the top half of the table, that was an amazing achievement.
“This [stadium expansion] brings more revenue and brings massively more finances and might give them more money to spend in the transfer market.
“It’s unbelievable the atmosphere as it is already. When I played there, the club wasn’t in as good a position as it is now. But even when there was only 25,000 there it was still unbelievable.
“So I can see plenty of positives. I’m sure there are lots of Leeds fans who haven’t got the chance to go and watch them who might do now.”
The Verdict: Moving in the right direction
This is such an exciting time to be a Leeds supporter, with the club excelling in so many areas on both sides of those white lines, as they look to slowly return to the top of English football.
Money is ultimately the key in the modern game, and if Bielsa is afforded more funds for transfers, it will play a major role in the Whites pushing towards the European places.
European football can then bring in even more revenue and so on and so forth.
The aim for now however is of course just to keep heading in the right direction, which Andrea Radrizzani and co certainly seem to be doing.
In other news, one report has suggested a number of Leeds signings are close. Read more here.
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