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LFU make new statement; pledge to be conciliatory with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

The future of Leeds United's ownership remains unclear.

The supporters group that held talks earlier this month regarding a potential takeover at Leeds United have issued a new statement on their official website.

Just a few days after Leeds Fans Utd held talks with the club’s owner Massimo Cellino in a bid to become majority stakeholders, the Italian decided not to sell to the group (as reported by the BBC), and now LFU have given their take on the last 10 days.

In a statement published on leedsfansutd.co.uk, they said, “We are in a substantially better position now than ten days ago. We have proved we can play at minority or majority level. Massimo is now out in the open and engaged in selling the club (and) potential buyers have seen the appetite for fan ownership at Leeds.”

While it seems LFU will no longer be buying the club as they were tipped to do just a few short days ago, the group went on to explain their next steps.

One of the key points was their pledge to have a good relationship with Cellino and not be involved in any “tit for tat commenting” while also being ready for every possible scenario.

At a club like Leeds, anything really can happen as their fans have discovered time and again, but whatever happens in the short term LFU’s recent discussions suggest Cellino will sell sooner rather than later, while the club’s on-field performance suggest brighter things to come under new manager Steve Evans.

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