For a number of months now there has been one story on the rumour mill that won’t go away at Leeds United and that is the potential investment/takeover by QSI and Nasser El-Khelaifi.
Andrea Radrizzani has addressed the speculation himself on a few occasions and most recently set the cat amongst the pigeons with his comments in mid-October.
A report this week in French outlet L’Equipe brought the speculation back to life as they had a QSI source confirming that talks had been ongoing for ‘months’ and although progress was slow, there was some expectation that things might speed up a little bit in the coming weeks or months.
L’Equipe article says QSI confirm talks with #lufc been ongoing for a few months. QSI rep said it's going slowly but could quickly change. Radrizzani said he couldn't comment on discussions. QSI say “it’s not wrong” when asked if Leeds value is €60-80m. https://t.co/uZ4toqA10q
— Adam Pope (@apopey) November 6, 2019
Hardly earth-shattering stuff for the rumour mill, but there did seem to be confirmation that Radz’s asking price would be in the 60-80million Euro range.
What's Your Preferred Takeover Option?
Radz Doesn't Sell
QSI All The Way
Naturally fans were a little bit excited by the news as plenty always jump to instant investment into the first team squad, but that’s not necessarily how Financial Fair Play operates, but that jump is understandable.
Fingers crossed some investment at least happens ????????
— Andrew Kearns (@andrewkearns11) November 6, 2019
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) November 6, 2019
would happily take QSI money all day long, modern football unfortunately money wins trophies!
— Nick Wilson (@NickLUFCWilson) November 6, 2019
Don’t trust anyone that says they’d rather have Radz running our club than QSI
— Adam (@Lufc1203) November 6, 2019
— Ty™️ (@NOHSPUT) November 6, 2019
Ooh exciting stuff neymar on his way ????
— Karen (@kazzar555) November 5, 2019
QSI BABY SHOW ME THE MONEY
— BC (@BC_LUFC) November 5, 2019
He has no option but to sell in the summer whatever he tells you. If he wants his profit from this club he has to sell he can't afford to run us especially if not promoted
— Mark Schofield (@Scoffer8) November 6, 2019