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Leeds United's Massimo Cellino praises potential of Brescia as he is linked with takeover

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

The Italian is being linked with heading back to his homeland.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been tentatively linked with selling the club over the past few months.

Earlier this week it was reported by The Sun (06/11/2016) that Cellino was considering the purchase of Italian club Brescia as reports continue that Leeds may change ownership, with Andrea Radrizzani still said to be linked with a takeover of the club.


Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the standsLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

Now Italian media have carried quotes from Cellino, which suggest his apparent fondness for the club. Web Calcio report him as stating:

"Brescia is a historic pillar of Italian football and has great potential."


General view of a protest against Leeds owner Massimo Cellino before the matchGeneral view of a protest against Leeds owner Massimo Cellino before the match

The Biancoazzurri are seemingly a club that Cellino has a liking for and he could be hoping to potentially make a move to own the club – if the reports are to be believed.

Leeds fans would of course like to see the back of the club’s current owner, even though things are currently going well at Elland Road.


Leeds United owner Massimo CellinoLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino

Cellino has been a negative figure for most Leeds fans since his takeover – for off-field controversies, legal cases and managerial changes during his tenure.

The Italian has a history of football ownership in Italy, after 22 years at the helm of Cagliari. Leeds fans will not be shedding a tear if he ends up jumping ship to Brescia.

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