Having recently set the cat amongst the pigeons again as Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani spoke about investment and specifically namechecked Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi and his Quatari Sports Investment group, Radz is doing his best to calm things down.
With an attempt to clarify things already, Radz has had another attempt and Talksport were one of many on Thursday afternoon to quote him as saying.
“Obviously the club has modernised on a lot of levels, which is shown by our revenues, which have increased a lot to close to £50million. Our attendance is the top of the league, the club has modernised the media department, we have partnerships with Amazon, Wish and Deliveroo – big corporate companies are starting to work with Leeds and before my arrival this was impossible even to think. We have to be proud of the club and the fact we are attractive to potential investors. When and if we will open discussions is completely is another story. It depends on the right moment, a moment where I believe we need support to build the club bigger than what we could do with our own resources.”
There’s nothing wrong with his comments, of course, and they are correct. It’s a journey and Radz has already explained that potential future investment would be better suited coming after we’d attained promotion into the Premier League as simply put, investment now under Championship Financial Fair Play rules wouldn’t actually allow that investment to be used to bolster our promotion efforts.
With people getting carried away on that front and thinking quick investment now would boost January spending, taking the step to temper his original comments may well be a good thing here – even if it’s not what some in the fanbase want to hear at this stage.