Danny Mills welcomed potential Qatari investment in Leeds United but urged Andrea Radrizzani to model his plans on Man City.
The ex-Whites and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, urged United to follow in the footsteps of the Premier League when it comes to their development on and off the pitch over the next few years.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani detailed his desire for the Qatari Sports Investment group (QSI) to invest in the club, in an interview with Gianluca Di Marzio last week.
The group, who also own Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, are thought to still be keen on acquiring part of Radrizzani’s 88 percent stake at Elland Road.
When asked by Football Insider if he would welcome QSI’s investment, Mills said: “New investment is always welcome so long as the longevity of the football club is put first and foremost.
“But it cannot be bringing in money for the sake of it. It needs to be in the right direction, with the right ambition and the right personnel in charge.
“Everyone would love the Qatari money but there has to be a proper plan. You cannot just throw money at everything all the time. It does not work like that.
“A lot of people criticise Manchester City but they have done it in a good way I think.”
The current Premier League champions have been transformed into one of Europe’s dominant forces under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour.
Four top-flight titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups have been one since the billionaire took over the Citizens in 2008.
The talk of investment comes with Leeds set to announce a revenue rise of nearly £50million in their next financial figures.
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