GFH Capital have announced they are ready to sell their stake in the Championship giants.
Leeds United are a massive side that need to be playing in the Premier League. When GFH Capital completed a deal to buy the club, which took seven months, there was hope and optimism over what the deal meant.
However, after just three months of controlling Leeds, GFH have put their cards on the table and made it clear that they were only looking to make a quick buck out of the football club.
Leeds need stability and that can now only come from another sale, which is unfortunate because it just delays the progress of the side. Stability means both on and off the field, a settled team, a settled infrastructure and the ability to move together as club and fans.
The Team and Manager
Any new owner that comes in has to be fully behind the team and needs to believe in the manager. Leeds will only be able to go and purchase players of their choice, with backing from the club, if the owners believe the manager is doing the right thing and they believe in his methods and style.
It opens up the possibility of owners coming in who are actually from Leeds and represent the area. This would dramatically enhance the identity between the owners, the club and the fans, making everything more unified and giving all parties a common cause and belief to drive towards.
The fans deserve owners who are committed and not looking to use Leeds as a vehicle to make money. The fans pay their hard earned money to go and watch the side play, so they deserve to be represented in the best possible way by the people who control the club at the very top level.
Financially a new owner could be beneficial for the club. The fact GFH took seven months to complete a deal to buy Leeds was a clear indication, they didn’t have millions to spend once they were in power. Investment into the side will increase the club’s chances of getting back into the Premier League.
Leeds fans, we’d love to hear your views on this.
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