'Amazing' - Exclusive: Pundit wowed as £36m Leeds deal reportedly all but done
Michael Brown has been left wowed as Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani prepares to sell a 15 per cent stake of the club to the San Francisco 49ers for £36million.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Whites midfielder suggested the deal could lead to more investment in the Leeds squad.
The Daily Mail report negotiations are in advanced stages to increase the 49ers’ stake in the club to a 25 per cent worth £60m in total after they bought 10 per cent of the club two years ago.
The deal with the American football franchise would value the Yorkshire giants at £240million – a huge increase on the £45million Radrizzani paid for the club in 2014.
“Well the brand is amazing isn’t it, let’s be honest,” Brown told Football Insider.
“It is just what is right for the football club. It comes down to structure and financial implications. How far can they push now with that involvement? Can they invest it into the team? The ground as well could see some investment.
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“They’re trying to grow Leeds United around the world even more and bring it back to life a little bit.
“Radrizzani invested to get them promoted and you have to say he has got it bang on.
“He invested in the manager and they gave him the keys and asked him ‘what do you want? How do you want to do it?
“Normally a club doesn’t allow that and the structure is quite rigid with the manager just running the football side. They’ve got everything great.”