49ers Enterprises could help ‘push the boat out’ in the summer transfer window to bring players to Leeds United, according to insider Dean Jones.
The Whites have endured a turbulent season with the sacking of manager Marcelo Bielsa and the arrival of former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch as they head into the weekend 16th in the table, only five points off the drop with a tough run of fixtures left to play.
While the threat of relegation from the Premier League still looms over the club, there is one thing Leeds fans can get excited about, that being their prospective majority owners 49ers Enterprises have agreed on a deal to purchase the club for over £400m, according to The Athletic.
It is claimed that the NFL franchise will have 100% control of the club by January 2024 after they increased their shares to 44% last November.
This has led to speculation that their new owners will push to retain current star players such as Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha while bringing in new talented players to push the team forward under Marsch.
Insider Jones confirmed this when talking to GiveMeSport, stating: “They’re still waiting to find out exactly what the American investors have in mind for them.
“There is a feeling that they want them to push the boat out a little bit with the current squad and make sure that the core of the squad remain.”
TIF Thoughts on Leeds…
While Leeds have struggled this season to find form due to injuries and the managerial changes, they have got a promising future under their new owners. If they manage to stay up and retain the likes of Phillips, Raphinha and Patrick Bamford, they can build around the core of a team that is incredibly talented.
Will Leeds keep Phillips this summer?
Even if they do sell one or two of their bigger players in the summer, they could bring in a hefty sum that can be used to spread around the squad as it is moulded in the image of their new boss.
The Yorkshire team have a promising future regardless of keeping their most talented players, and while fans will hope they don’t lose them to Premier League rivals – or any club, for that matter – they shouldn’t worry as the investment and pull will be there with their new owners in the long term.