The Chairman of the Leeds United Supporters Club has implied fans will be dissapointed if Massimo Cellino doesn't buy back Elland Road.
The chairman of the Leeds United Supporters Club has implied that fans will feel extremely disappointed if Massimo Cellino doesn’t follow through on a promise he previously made to them.
Cellino is expected to buy Elland Road outright and he made the promise to do so before mid-November when the price increases.
The obvious benefit of buying back Elland Road for the supporters is that it will save the club at least £1.6 million in rent per year, which Cellino, if he wishes, can put back into the football club.
“I think there will be disappointment among the fans to put it lightly if he does not do what he said he would do,” said Ray Fell.
Cellino is often criticised for his erratic past but he’s spent a large quantity of cash and Fell believes the initial frustration will be countered by the Italian trying to achieve the best interests of the club.
“But I don’t think the fans will be too severe because they appreciate what he has done so far. The club was haemorrhaging £1million a month when he took over and he has spent a lot of money.”
“Finger crossed, he can buy it back because it would cement his relationship with the fans.”
Elland Road is one of the iconic stadiums in English football and if Cellino can work out a deal to buy the stadium back, preserve and potentially develop it in the future, it will be an iconic symbol of Leeds’ progression as they push to eventually establish themselves back in England’s top flight.