Businessman fronting Leeds fan takeover sends warning to supporters

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Leeds supporters have been urged about the need to show caution.

Dylan Thwaites, the man fronting the proposed fan takeover of Leeds United, has sent out a warning to supporters, according to the Daily Mail.

Indeed, with owner Massimo Cellino claiming he is willing to sell the club to fans, Thwaites doesn't want anyone to get their hopes up too early.

And he has warned that an acquisition this big has never been completed by supporters before. Cellino said he wanted to sell after another disappointing result for Leeds - a 2-0 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

He is quoted as saying by the Mail: "An acquisition of this size and nature has never before been completed by fans in the UK and we will be evaluating everything over the next few days."

Thwaites's warning echoes the sentiments of Dominic Matteo, the former Leeds defender who wants fans to let the dust settle before they get their hopes up.

He feels owner Cellino may have a change of heart and end up hanging on and continuing to run the club.

Clearly, Thwaites is referring to the other possibility - that Cellino does want to sell but that fans cannot complete a takeover.

There may yet be more developments in the coming days but, if not, Leeds United host Cardiff City at Elland Road in the Championship on Tuesday night.

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