Campbell: This is what 49ers will do after Leeds chief Radrizzani opens Palermo talks

Kevin Campbell is adamant Leeds United fans have nothing to worry about amid reports owner Andrea Radrizzani has opened preliminary talks to buy Palermo.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal forward said a potential takeover would just be “a strategic business move” and he expects the 49ers to take on a bigger role at Leeds in any case in the future.

According to Italian outlet Tutto C, Radrizzani has made ‘exploratory contact’ with Palermo after the club was put up for sale.

Leeds’ majority shareholder sold a further 22 per cent of his stake at Elland Road to 49ers Enterprises in January – the Yorkshire club is now split 63:37 in favour of Radrizzani.

As part of the deal, 49ers Enterprises president Paraag Marathe, has become vice-chairman of the Premier League club.

When asked if recent developments hinted at Radrizzani selling his majority stake in Leeds, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:

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“If Radrizzani was to buy Palermo it would not be anything to worry about because they are not in the same league. He looks fully committed to Leeds.

“He has got other people in with him as well and you would expect the 49ers to take on a bigger role after their investment.

“I think it would just be a strategic business move for him. I do not think Leeds have anything to worry about in that sense.”  

In other news, Paul Robinson claims Leeds United, Tottenham and Liverpool are in a race to sign Brighton defender Ben White this summer.