Exclusive: Mills delivers Leeds-QSI verdict, tips club to sign stars from PSG
Danny Mills insisted it will be “very difficult” for the Qatari Sports Investment group to invest in Leeds United amid current uncertainty but has still tipped the club to sign PSG stars on loan.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested broadcast and sponsorship deals will look very different if next season is to be played behind-closed-doors.
PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, also chairman of QSI, has been in talks with United owner Andrea Radrizzani about purchasing a stake of the club.
However, Leeds, who posted losses of £21.4million for the financial year ending 30 June 2019, are being stung further amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The club is set to lose out on gate receipts for the remainder of this season and possibly next, with the 2020/21 season potentially being played behind-closed-doors.
When asked by Football Insider if QSI would be willing to invest in such financial uncertainty, Mills said: “I think it is difficult.
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“The Qatari group are very wealthy and Radrizzani knows the chairman very well and I think they have a personal relationship.
“If they get promoted I suspect they will get investment and there could be some loan players from PSG.
“It will be interesting because everyone is going to be sceptical as to where football goes next. If there is no fans next season, broadcast deals and sponsorship deals will change.
“Until we know what this season looks like, and next season looks like, it will be very difficult.”
According to 90 mins, PSG are considering loaning Adil Aouchiche and Tanguy Kouassi to the Whites next season.
PSG, and therefore QSI, will, like Leeds, have taken a financial hit in this period after the Ligue 1 season was declared over last week.
In other Leeds United news, Kevin Phillips has tipped Ben White to re-sign this summer after Phil Hay reveal.