Danny Mills has demanded Andrea Radrizzani comes out publicly and explains to Leeds United fans why he is trying to sell a stake in the club.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-United defender is baffled at widespread reports that the Italian businessman is in talks to offload some of his Leeds shares to the Qatari owner of Paris Saint-Germain.
There has been no official comment from Leeds, with the club insteading using the regional and national media to partially distance themselves from takeover talk.
“Radrizzani needs to come out and explain what is going on,” Mills told Football Insider. “Why is it being reported he is looking to sell at 10 per cent stake? What is the point? He needs to come out and tell people what is going on.
“Leeds fans aren’t stupid. They need to understand what is happening. They understand talks may be going on and will want to know how it affects the team as they think about season ticket renewals.
“People will accept most things if you tell them the truth. But they don’t like lack of information. That doesn’t matter who you are or where you are. It’s the skullduggery of Radrizzani that fans won’t like.”
Leeds’ private stance was to pour cold water on the possibility of a share sale when reports first emerged of Qatar interest on 25 May.
But they appear to be far more credible than the club were making out, and come at a time when Radrizzani has spoken of a “difficult” transfer market this summer in the aftermath of promotion heartache.
Mills added to Football Insider: “More information is needed. What does it mean for Leeds United? Fans want honesty and hope. They will accept where their team finishes as long as you don’t take away their hope.”
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