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Leeds fans fear Massimo Cellino is mystery Italian investor

Prospective Leeds owner Massimo Cellino looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on March 1, 2014 in London, England.

Leeds fans are adamant they do not want a return for Massimo Cellino.

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on before kick off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Leeds United at The Valley on September 28, 2019 in London,...

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has lifted the lid on his plans for the club and confirmed he is in talks with investors.

Radrizzani says he has invested more than £90 million in Leeds to date, and knows if they get into the Premier League, far more will be required to compete.

He told The Times he has whittled down potential investors down from 20 to just three.


One of these are PSG's owners QSI, another is an unnamed American billionaire, while the third is a mystery owner of an Italian football club.

This third description rang a few bells for Leeds fans. Surely not Massimo Cellino?

Cellino owns Brescia, who he helped get promotion into Serie A last season and this summer signed Mario Balotelli.

Massimo Cellino President and Director of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

It was Cellino who sold up to Radrizzani, and the pair co-existed in partnership for six months before the takeover was complete.

Cellino's reign was chaotic, and he certainly does not have the money to compare to QSI.

But some Whites fans are very worried that the man who hates purple and the number 17 might return to Elland Road...

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