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Vinnie Jones: This is never going to happen at Leeds United

Vinnie Jones believes that Russell Crowe will not take over Championship outfit Leeds United.

Vinnie Jones has said on Sky Sports that Russell Crowe is not going to buy Leeds United.

In late February, Hollywood star Crowe suggested on social networking site Twitter that he would be willing to buy Leeds (click here to read more).


The New Zealand native is a Leeds fan and co-owner of rugby league club South Sydney Rabbitohs, who play in Australia's National Rugby League.

The 51-year-old’s passion for sports is well known, and many Whites fans would have hoped that he would buy the club.

All that speculation has cooled off now, and former Leeds midfielder Jones believes that Crowe is not going to invest in the West Yorkshire outfit.

“They (Leeds) need to be back in the Premier League,” the 50-year-old said on the Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday show.

“I know the Russell Crowe stories and all the rest of it, but that’s not going to happen, let’s be honest. At the end of the day, someone has got to come in, be substantial and put the money in…

“Maybe an Arab or a Russian… I don’t think that a movie star is going to do it. Russell Crowe is a supporter, I know, but he is in Australia and has his rugby. It will be impossible (for him).

Leeds have not featured in the Premier League since 2004 and are currently playing in the Championship.

The Whites even played in League One for a period of time in the past 10 years, and it does not look likely at the moment that they will be able to get promoted to the Premier League anytime soon.

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