Leeds and Wolves have most potential for big-money investment, football financial expert claims

Rob Wilson suggests that the pair present the best opportunity to big-money investors.

A leading football financial expert has claimed that Championship pair Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers represent two of the last major investment opportunities for big-money buyers, the Yorkshire Evening Post report.

Rob Wilson explained why if he was looking to invest in a football club, Wolves and Leeds in particular, would be the two sides that he would look to.

He said: "I have been asked the question that if you had a relatively sizeable bank balance, which football club would you invest in?

"Leeds and Wolves are the ones, no doubt about it. When you recommend potential, you are talking about those two clubs and they are the ones who stand out.

"Of all the clubs that are on the market that you look at from a purchasing point of view to throw loads of money at, you are talking about relatively small amounts with huge potential.

"Not many have the extraordinary capacity to fill a ground with 40,000 people regularly.

"The potential at Leeds is just unbelievable. When you talk about passionate fans, they have them in abundance and that's half the battle. If you have fans that are ridiculously passionate about their team, you can squeeze money out of them if things progress," he said.

The lecturer in sports business management at Sheffield Hallam University's assessment comes shortly after a Chinese consortium bought a 13% stake in Manchester City for an eye-watering £256m, and in midst of Leeds' latest saga regarding their current owner (as covered by the Yorkshire Evening Post).

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that the investment in City has many experts expecting more money to arrive into the English game from China. 

Wilson's suggestion of the potential in Leeds will make the club's situation all the more agonising for fans. The club's president Massimo Cellino is currently appealing a second ban against running the Whites following a conviction for tax evasion in Italy.

Having previously hinted at being willing to sell the club, Cellino may well decide that enough is enough if his appeal proves unsuccessful, and thus, put Leeds into the marketplace, where their potential could be realised. 

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