Report provides encouraging update on Leeds United and Qatar investment

Leeds United were linked with a takeover last month.

A general view of Elland Road, home of Leeds United FC during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Talks on a possible Leeds United takeover have gone quiet. Until the past 24 hours, a report has suggested work is ongoing behind the scenes.

A report on ArabianBusiness.com claims: "Deutsche Bank is helping Qatar raise money to buy a top European football club."

Leeds United are the team most prominently linked, and the only club named in the article as the potential club in question.

 

The New York Times had reported a few weeks ago that Leeds officials had met with Qatar Sports Investments, who also own Paris Saint-Germain.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has since followed several high ranking Qatari business figures on social media.

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 16, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds have maintained the club is not for sale at present, with Leeds Live suggestion QSI could buy a stake in the club as opposed to a full scale takeover.

There is no timescale given in the latest report as to whether the proposed purchase could take place this summer or even this year.

For now Leeds and manager Marcelo Bielsa must plan on without it, and a more meagre budget.

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

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