Leeds United could reportedly get taken over by Qatari investors.
Calciomercato have claimed that Leeds United’s failure to win Premier League promotion last week has sparked Andrea Radrizzani’s desire to offload the club.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side endured a late-season collapse which saw them forced to settle for a spot in the playoffs, where they lost to Derby County in the semi-finals.
And Calciomercato claims that the defeat left Radrizzani ‘really disappointed’ and is now contemplating selling the Elland Road club.
The Telegraph reported earlier this week that Qatari Sports Investment had met with the Italian business in Doha to discuss the sale.
French football expert Julian Laurens told talkSPORT [05/06/2019] that he expected a takeover to materialise.
But Calciomercato added in their report that QSI – led by Paris Saint-Germain’s Nasser Al-Khelaifi – would initially only acquire 10% of shares, and that there will be a development on the matter ‘quite soon’.
The Leeds owner and Al-Khelaifi have previously had dealings when the president of PSG – and head of beIN Sport – negotiated television rights with Radrizzani’s then-company M&P Silva.
Radrizzani succeeded in keeping Bielsa at the club for the 2019-20 campaign, following speculation about the Argentine’s future in West Yorkshire.