Date: 7th June 2019 at 7:00am
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills is baffled that Andrea Radrizzani has held talks this week with the Qatari owner of Paris Saint-Germain about selling a minor stake in Leeds United.

French publication L’Equipe claim that the United owner jetted out to Doha earlier this week to discuss offloading around 10 per cent of his 75 per cent shares in to PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Leeds’ shares are currently split between majority holder Radrizzani and the investment arm of US football giant the San Francisco 49ers, who bought 25 per cent of the club last year.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, ex-United defender Mills is perplexed that Radrizzani would be looking to sell a stake of around 10 per cent in the club.

“It’s not an awful lot, no more than the San Francisco 49ers,” he said. “It’s not going to have any real effect on the football club.

“Until somebody gets involved in a total takeover, nothing changes. What happens if Radrizzani does this four or five times, and you have different shareholders with minority stakes? Who is in charge and makes the decisions?

“You have to be careful going down this route and selling it for the sake of it. I’m stunned at this, really.”

Mills is concerned that Italian businessman Radrizzani does not have the wealth to make the changes at Leeds that can end the club’s 15-year spell in the lower leagues.

“This is a problem, how much money does he have?” he added. “He clearly doesn’t have that much, and clearly doesn’t have fortunes and not as much as people thought when he bought the football club.

“There is no real benefit to Leeds if Radrizzani sells 10 per cent here and there.”

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that the club are working on a deal to sign a £13million player following the Marcelo Bielsa green light.