A few Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after ESPN reported that Qatar Sports Investments’ takeover of the club outfit is edging closer.
The Qatar state investment company – which owns Paris Saint-Germain – are believed to have been in talks with United for a while and recent discussions have been positive, after previous negotiations dragged on when it appeared an agreement had been reached.
QSI have a well-established relationship with our owner Andrea Radrizzani, who is very close friends with PSG President and Chairman of QSI Nasser al-Khelaifi after working on several television deals in the past.
More talks between the two parties are said to be scheduled for the coming days as things move in a positive direction, although a deal is not expected to be fully concluded soon.
Radrizzani is being tough in negotiations over his asking price for Leeds, which he paid €45million (£38.5m) for in 2017. Two other potential buyers are also claimed to be in talks with the Whites hierarchy.
QSI have looked into purchasing Queens Park Rangers, as well, but see United as a more appealing option with the allure of Premier League football potentially being in our future and the prize money that comes with it.
Should Radrizzani sell to QSI?
United are currently third in the Championship standings on goal difference to Preston North End, having won nine games and drawn four times each.
Here are some of the reactions offered to ESPN’s report…
Yes please ????????
— steve ???????? (@Stevie66Fox) November 18, 2019
From the perspective of potentially winning trophies yes…. ask Man City fans! From the perspective of having a great atmosphere and loyal fans no… ask Man City fans!
— Tim Clough ???????? (@timclough78) November 18, 2019
Heard it all before , believe it when it happens, how many times have we been linked with billionaires etc then it doesn’t materialise,
— paul young (@wicketlufc) November 18, 2019
Yes it’s a good deal for Leeds United????????#lufc
— Connor Mahoney!! BielsaBall and Beer ???????? (@ConnorMOT92) November 18, 2019
Yes definitely ????
— Paulo1981 (@Paulo19812) November 19, 2019
— Benno (@Benno62413391) November 19, 2019