Lucas Radebe gives his view on Leeds Fans United takeover attempts

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Lucas Radebe is proud of Leeds United supporters for trying to buy the club back from Massimo Cellino.

Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe has given his backing to the club's supporters as they attempt to buy the club back from owner Massimo Cellino.

Radebe was speaking in his native South Africa, quoted by Soccerladzuma speaking about his former club.

He believes the Whites being bought by their fans would be the best possible thing to happen right now.

Radebe said: "Fans are an integral part of the club, and without fans the success of the club is nil. Of course it works vice-versa, but the fans are the ones whose bums are on the seats and who are paying to be there.

"I’m very proud to see them trying to take a stand and take ownership of such a great brand. It’s a big responsibility that they want to commit to. I can’t help but support them, I’m very impressed."

Club owner Massimo Cellino stunned everybody in late October by announcing he had agreed in principle to sell to supporter group Leeds Fans United, The BBC reported.

The Italian later backtracked on this, but Leeds Fans United are pushing ahead all the same to raise funds by speaking to potential investors, as they detailed on their website.

Words from Radebe will be welcomely received, and if there is any way they could get him on board in an active capacity somehow - that would be a real step in the right direction in adding the pressure on the unpredictable Cellino.

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