Leeds United’s Andrea Radrizzani is now involved in a £50m court case which could potentially hamper the Whites’ upcoming January transfer window.
This has been suggested by the BBC journalist Adam Pope when speaking on the Don’t Go To Bed Just Yet podcast as he spoke about the Leeds man’s involvement:
“The defendants are asking for the trial to be put into three parts because a single trial would cost £50million, just the cost of the trial, never mind who wins.
“And if you’re having to fork out of that, surely that’s going to affect your cashflow to put into your other businesses, which would include Leeds United. That’s if you don’t lose.”
Leeds spent fairly heavily in the summer but it came on the back of selling Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha but remain with work seemingly needing to be done in January.
It has not been an ideal start to the 2022/23 campaign for Leeds who find themselves lingering around the relegation battle amid the World Cup break.
And in light of the news from Pope, Ger Lynch has been left worried that this court case could impact massively on what Leeds are able to spend in the upcoming market:
(3:45) “One of the issues we saw in the summer was the net spend was [the] San Francisco 49ers cannot put any money into Leeds unless Radrizzani puts money into Leeds. They can only match what he puts in. He put none of his own money in during the summer. He just basically spent what we sold.
“And it looks like if he loses £50m, or has to put that aside, that could affect Leeds in January.”
TIF Thoughts on Lynch’s comments…
We can completely understand why this may come across as a concern for those at Leeds with the money believed to be involved considerably large.
Do you expect Leeds to spend in January?
Last January, Leeds did not sign a single player and they were left scrapping for their Premier League status for the remaining months of the season.
It feels as if Marsch’s men could now be in a similar position which will be an obvious concern for Leeds fans with history potentially set to repeat itself.