'Big summer ahead', 'Time has come' – Leeds fans react as Radz gets nod to overhaul senior squad
The EFL released a statement on Wednesday that cleared Wolves of any wrongdoing over their connection with super agent Jorge Mendes.
Andrea Radrizzani had written to the EFL asking for clarification of the rules after Wolves beat them 3-0 back in March.
Radrizzani said that he wanted to get an answer from the EFL so that he could copy the Wolves model if they were doing nothing wrong.
He said: “It’s an opportunity for me to clarify the rules because I want to build a successful team on the pitch like Wolverhampton.
“To do it I might need to have five or six players on loan from an important agent or important clubs in Europe. I need to understand if it’s practical as I would like to do the same.”
And that clarification has arrived in emphatic fashion, with no further action to be taken.
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The EFL statement was linked to their official Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon.
— EFL (@EFL) April 25, 2018
Leeds fans swarmed onto Twitter to respond after the news broke with one saying it was set to be a “BIG summer head for Leeds”, although the addition of a wink emoji suggested that he didn’t think that was going to happen.
Another fan just said that the news made Radrizzani’s “outburst look even more pathetic now”.
The news puts more pressure on both Radrizzani and recruitment specialist Victor Orta, with fans now expecting to be wowed when the transfer window opens.
If they’re not, Radrizzani’s words might well come back to haunt him.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the EFL statement:
@andrearadri there we go then.. BIG summer ahead then! 😉
— Tim Hoolahan (@TimHoolahan) April 25, 2018
Makes @andrearadri little outburst look even more pathetic now.
— James Purvis (@JamesPurvis21) April 25, 2018
Lol what did you expect with Harvey at the helm. Grab yerselves a super agent everybody it's open season baby yeeeehaaaas #lufc
— Paul Burnett (@goldsize) April 25, 2018
2019 News: Leeds deducted 15 points for Mendes involvement.
— LuFc_MoT (@LuFc___MoT) April 25, 2018
Fair play to the owner of Wolves for setting up this relationship with Mendes and of course backing the success with hard cash. The opportunity is now there for #lufc and others to put a similar structure in place and challenge for promotion next season @andrearadri #wwfc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) April 25, 2018
Is this gloves off and mad scramble for everyone to try emulate the Wolves model? Do you reckon #LUFC will try it or is it all smoke and mirrors as per with Radz mentioning his connections before?
— Jordan Phillips (@JordyP1993) April 25, 2018
Brilliant! So that means we’ll now be doing the same next season. I mean that’s why Radz grassed em up, I mean highlighted the issue
— Shipley Analytica (Jettatura) (@J3tt4tur4) April 25, 2018
Time for Andrea to put his money where his mouth is then Phil. Said he wants to replicate the Wolves model if it was fair and proper. Step up to the plate glorious owner of Leeds. The time has come.
I feel he has backed himself into a corner with those premature comments. #lufc
— Adam Hennessy (@Henno232) April 25, 2018
Come on Andrea… pic.twitter.com/odXEP50SHf
— Tom Allsop (@tom_151) April 25, 2018
your move Andrea
— HmeisterGeneral (@HmeisterGeneral) April 25, 2018
Least this allows us to sign a couple of world beaters from Myanmar
— Andy Dufty (@AJDUFTY) April 25, 2018
— Lee Foster (@Fozmeister1) April 25, 2018
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