Steve Parkin claims Leeds need Premier League football, reacts to takeover rumours

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Steve Parkin was coy when asked about a potential takeover of Leeds United.

Yorkshire businessman Steve Parkin is quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as saying that Leeds United need Premier League football.

The Whites have already had an action-packed season, with Uwe Rosler losing his job back in October, and Steve Evans coming in as his replacement.

Evans is Leeds' sixth manager since the arrival of chairman Massimo Cellino in 2014, following on from Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Rosler - so it's wonder Leeds fans are frustrated with the reign of the Italian.

Reports in November suggested that Cellino was close to selling the club, with The Independent reporting that the aforementioned Parkin was set to purchase the club.

Over a month on, Cellino is still at the helm and there has been little spoken about Parkin's potential involvement at Elland Road, even though the Daily Mirror recently suggested that Parkin would look to appoint former Manchester United boss David Moyes as Leeds' new manager if he did take charge.

Now, Parkin has been asked about whether he could buy Leeds, and is quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as saying that he's a massive Leeds fan, and the city needs to have the club playing in the Premier League - but remained coy over any plans to purchase the club.

"Whenever Leeds United’s ownership comes into question Steve Parkin’s name is mentioned," said Parkin. "I’m a massive fan of Leeds United. But I think as a city we need Leeds United as a Premiership football club," he added.

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