Simon Jordan states Leeds United takeover desire

Elland Road

The former Crystal Palace chairman has been particularly vocal about Leeds United in recent weeks.

Simon Jordan  - Crystal Palace ChairmanFormer Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan

Simon Jordan, the former Crystal Palace chairman, has admitted a desire to become involved at Leeds United.

Jordan led Palace back to the Premier League during a decade at Selhurst Park, but has yet to return to football seven years on from his Eagles departure.

The 49-year-old businessman has been particularly vocal about Leeds in recent weeks, taking to social media to praise the club's travelling support against Fulham and suggest they would beat Sheffield Wednesday were the pair to meet in this season's Championship play-offs.

It hasn't all been complimentary, however, with Jordan also labelling Whites co-owner Massimo Cellino a 'loon Italian'.

However, speaking to Talksport on Tuesday, the Surrey-born millionaire suggested he would love to don Cellino's shoes at Elland Road.

"If I was to ever want to look at a club - if I was that way pre-designed - it would have been Leeds, because it's such a club - such a huge potential," Jordan said.

"Whenever we played Leeds I found it one of the most intimidating stadiums to go to. We played all the stadiums, obviously, and Leeds at Elland Road was boom."

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino in the standsLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino [left]

Cellino, whose three-year tenure has been shrouded in controversy, recently sold 50 per cent of his Leeds stake to fellow Italian Andrea Radrizzani.

And the former Cagliari owner continues to be linked with various clubs in his homeland, the latest being Reggiana [Gazzetta di Reggio].

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