Massimo Cellino's stadium aim at former club Cagliari finally comes to fruition

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The Leeds United owner long campaigned for a new stadium at his old club and it is now being built.

One contentious issue at Leeds United since Massimo Cellino took over the club has been the ownership of Elland Road.

When the Italian took over he vowed to buy the stadium back from businessman Jacob Adler, who purchased it for £8 million in 2004 – as reported by The Guardian.

Despite various rumours since he took control of Leeds United the club does still not own Elland Road, much to the frustration of fans.

But whilst Cellino continues to struggle with the acquisition of his current club’s ground – his former club have just had a massive moment in their history regarding their own stadium.

Cagliari have finally received planning permission to start building a new football stadium on the site of the Sant’Elia Stadium and the 21,000 seater stadium will be open by 2020 – as reported by L’Unione Sarda.

Cagliari have played at the Stadio Nereo Rocco and Stadio Is Arenas in Trieste and Quartu Sant’Elena respectively in recent times whilst renovation work was done on the unsafe old ground

During the end of Cellino’s reign at Cagliari the stadium issue was a huge talking point at the club and the Leeds owner pushed extremely hard for a rebuild of the stadium. But, as Corriere dello Sport report, the new owner Thomas Giulini has succeeded where Cellino could not before his departure and Cagliari will finally have a new home.

Leeds fans will be hoping that Cellino can have more success in the purchase of Elland Road. However, not many will hold out much hope.

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