Leeds United fans have flocked to comments made by majority owner Andrea Radrizzani about the club’s future.
The 47-year-old Italian has been in full control of Leeds United since 2017, having taken over the club from Massimo Cellino, and during that time, he has helped oversee Leeds’ return to the Premier League after an absence of more than a decade.
He has seen his control at the club slowly diminishing over the years, with 49ers Enterprises having increased its stake in the club to 44% a few months back, but he has still spoken about what his aims are for the future.
He recently spoke to Forbes magazine (as per Leeds Live) about their finances and how they might be forced to sell some of their big-name players in the future, claiming: “[We] will have to sell maybe one or two key players and buy other talents coming up like Leicester did in the past so we need to be humble and realistic of our means [so that] we grow gradually step by step.”
These comments were relayed to fans on the Leeds United Live Facebook page for them to react to, where Radrizzani came in for a torrent of criticism, with some claiming that he should sell the club if that is going to be his attitude moving forward:
Is this a sign of how much Radrizzani cares about Leeds?
Interesting comments indeed, and as pointed out above, it’s not the ideal sentence you want to hear just as the January window is about to start.