Leeds United winding up order addressed in High Court

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Leeds United's mysterious winding up order made it to the High Court this week.

The Whites were one of four clubs to face a winding up order on September 8 at the High Court.

Having already fought off an earlier petition this summer, with owner Massimo Cellino forced to repay roughly £1 million to prospective owners Sport Capital - who loaned Leeds the money when their takeover was set to be completed.

Having had their accounts unfrozen following the repayment, Cellino was able to start paying players’ wages again, and the transfer embargo placed upon them was lifted.

However, it has been revealed that the Whites were in court once again yesterday, with justice.gov.uk listing Leeds as one of many companies with a winding up order placed against them.

Mansfield Town were the second of four clubs to face a winding up order, with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs making a move against the Football League club in relation to an undisclosed debt.

Mansfield newspaper Chad reported upon all the cases, claiming that the morning counsel for HMRC asked the judge to dismiss the case - a move that usually occurs when the debt has been paid.

Few details have been released concerning who issued the order to Leeds, although, when pressed by inquiring fans, Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay has revealed that it is nothing more than ‘a formality from a very old matter’.

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