Massimo Cellino confirms offer for Leeds back in 2015; says he is staying

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Massimo Cellino has reportedly stated that he is not looking to sell Leeds United anytime soon.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

As quoted by Isola 24 Sport, Massimo Cellino has confirmed that he received an offer for Leeds United from Red Bull back in 2015 and has also revealed why he does not intend to sell the club anytime soon.

Cellino has undoubtedly been a divisive figure since his takeover of Leeds back in 2014 and his questionable running of the club, as well as constant sacking of managers, has left the Elland Road faithful extremely frustrated.

Leeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

In an attempt to force the controversial Italian out of the club, Leeds fans launched the ‘Time to go Massimo’ campaign and the initiative has been gathering steam over the past few months.

Recently the 60-year-old admitted to the Daily Mail that purchasing Leeds was a mistake on his part and stated that he is now ready to sell the club as soon as possible.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

However in news which will surely not please the Leeds faithful, Cellino has now stated that he is not looking to leave and has also confirmed that he did receive an offer for the club back in 2015.

It was widely reported (Daily Mirror) last year that Austrian Energy drink giants Red Bull were in advanced talks to purchase Leeds but the takeover bid evidently did not come into fruition.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

Cellino has gone on to confirm that the reports were indeed true but has insisted that he does not want to sell Leeds for the time being due to the earning potential of the club.

The Italian was quoted saying by Isola 24 Sport, “I had an offer from Red Bull, but I do not want to sell, for now. In England football clubs can earn from the stadium, merchandising, TV rights, and the fluid market allows you to sell and buy.”

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