The English Football League (EFL) have insisted that the Wolves hierarchy passed the Owner and Directors (O&D) test after Leeds chief Andrea Radrizzani launched an attack on the midlands club, according to a journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay has claimed on his personal Twitter account that he is waiting on official response from the EFL regarding the Italian’s claims but that other clubs who have also voiced concern were told there were no issues as far as the officiating body were concerned.
FA directing questions about Wolves/Radrizzani to the EFL. Waiting for a response from EFL but in terms of what others clubs have been told previously, the EFL's position is that Wolves passed the O&D Test and are compliant with the rules. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) March 8, 2018
The Whites sank to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the league leaders at Elland Road on Wednesday night, cementing Wolves’ place at the top of the table and leaving Paul Heckingbottom and his men languishing down in 13th, leading to Radrizzani’s outburst on social media, where he questioned how legal the table toppers’ transfer activity was.
We have our own problems but we should play in a fair competition. Not legal and fair let one team owned by a fund whom has shares in the biggest players agency with evident benefits (top European clubs giving players with options to buy ..why the other 23 teams can’t have same
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) March 7, 2018
Football Insider verdict
Radrizzani’s comments on Twitter look petulant, and if there was any real case behind his claims they surely would have been investigated before now. The EFL cannot just take a look into one specific club just because their opposition and complaining, and if everything has been done by the book then what argument do these other sides have? Yes, Wolves have been able to secure some top talents with their connections but it is the nature of the game, and you can be sure that Radrizzani would be defending himself vehemently were the tables turned.
In other Leeds United news, Paul Heckingbottom has delivered his verdict on the ongoing issue.