Leeds United deal hints confidence takeover will be done

Leeds United co-owner Andrea Radrizzani chats on the touchline before the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on April 19,...

Leeds United have reportedly agreed to sign Helder Costa permanently next summer.

Helder Costa of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Shrewsbury Town at Molineux on February 05, 2019...

Leeds United confirmed the loan signing of Helder Costa yesterday.

As BBC Sport reported, this will become permanent for £15 million at the end of the season.

There were no conditions noted, nothing about it being dependent on promotion. Where could Leeds possibly get that kind of money?

 

Leeds have spent over £4 million on a single player only once since 2004.

That was last summer's deal for Patrick Bamford at £7 million.

What gives Leeds the sudden confidence to commit wholeheartedly to a £15 million deal?

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.

One option of course is that they want to gamble, and if they fail to win promotion, they will simply sell key players to make the fee up. But this makes little sense as a strategy.

More likely is that the takeover rumours come to fruition and Leeds will be benefitting from large scale investment from Qatar by then.

Le Parisien claimed this week PSG owners QSI are busy working on a deal to buy Leeds.

They project this to be done in 'weeks or months'. Either way, it would give them enough time before next summer, when Leeds' £15 million fee for Costa will be due.

Leeds' commitment to buy Costa next summer is a statement of intent, and a sign they are confident of coming into money, one way or another.

Leeds United co-owner Andrea Radrizzani chats on the touchline before the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on April 19,...

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