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‘Difficult’ – Former Leeds United man makes admission over potential takeover at Elland Road

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It’s safe to say that it’s an exciting time to be a Leeds United supporter, with speculation on the club’s reported potential takeover from QSI not going away anytime soon. 

QSI chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been in talks with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani over a potential partnership between the Whites and PSG, although a formal agreement is yet to be put in place.

Leeds are currently sat top of the Championship table, and are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham with just nine league matches remaining in this year’s campaign.

However, that promotion bid has been put on hold for the time being due to recent off-the-field events, with no scheduled return date being set.

Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, former Leeds United defender Danny Mills does expect investment from QSI, with some PSG players coming to Elland Road as part of any deal in the future.

“I think it is difficult. The Qatari group are very wealthy and Radrizzani knows the chairman very well and I think they have a personal relationship.

“If they get promoted I suspect they will get investment and there could be some loan players from PSG.”

Mills went on to admit that if the season gets back underway with no fans or broadcast deals, then any potential deal between both parties could be difficult going forward.

“It will be interesting because everyone is going to be sceptical as to where football goes next. If there is no fans next season, broadcast deals and sponsorship deals will change.

“Until we know what this season looks like, and next season looks like, it will be very difficult.”

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The Verdict: 

I have to agree with Mills here.

The uncertainty surrounding the safety of the nation isn’t any clearer at the moment, and it seems difficult for any potential takeover to take place anytime soon.

Leeds will be focused on winning promotion into the Premier League first though, and I can’t see many teams standing in their way if the season does get back underway.

A potential partnership between the Whites and European giants PSG is an exciting prospect, but the Elland Road faithful shouldn’t be getting ahead of themselves just yet, especially given the off-the-field uncertainty at this moment in time.


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