Rumours have circled around Leeds for months on end about who the new owners will be at Elland Road. Many a journalist has spouted the notion that the Khalifa family of Bahrain are the spearhead behind months of build up and excitement.
A trusted source within the Tavern, has touted the Khalifa family as the name behind the takeover game at Leeds United. Having been labelled as possible investors at Tottenham after shares in the club were de-listed from the stock exchange, Spurs fans find themselves in the same boat as Leeds fans, as they also seek clarity on the future of their famous club.
With the current takeover at the pace of a snail in the public eye, reliable sources in London are suggesting that the Khalifa family are behind the Leeds United takeover, and that come the middle of next month the takeover will be done and dusted.
Little is known as to the hold up in the deal, as due diligence was started well over a month ago. This has lead to a fury of message boards seeking information, with the heavily talked about TOMA thread on Leeds United’s biggest forum WACCOE. Frustration and patience is being tested, as a confidentiality clause is hindering the club from being straight up with the Leeds United faithful.
The Bahrain Royal Family could certainly bring belief and pride back to the club that has suffered in the last 7 years with the club slowly creeping towards the Premier League; slowly being the operative word.
So which direction will Leeds United go under the Khalifa Family? Will Leeds United follow in the footsteps of Manchester City, or will we become headless chickens like Blackburn Rovers? With admirable ties to the Khalifa family, it is anticipated that the club’s best interests are at heart, as certain members of the Bahrain Royal Family are Leeds United supporters. Perhaps not the transformation that Manchester City went through, but a poultry factory’s worst nightmare we will not become.
Stability and progression is the way forward for Leeds United, and under the ownership of a formidably recognised family, the good times are hopefully in touching distance for a club anguished in its previous glory of past years.