Fans have reacted to the shock news that Amanda Staveley and her PCP group could be turning to buy Leeds after her failed takeover of Newcastle.
The Sun claimed earlier that the tycoon and her PCP investment group had turned to Elland Road after Mike Ashley had officially declared their takeover bid for Newcastle over.
Leeds fans don’t know what to make about the news, with some claiming that they’re happy with current owner Andrea Radrizzani, but another saying it could be what Leeds need to get to the big time.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from fans after the news was reported:
I hope Radz tells Amanda Staveley to go jump. Leeds utd is not for sale #lufc
— Dave From Beeston (@richard67293755) January 19, 2018
Good. I'd like to know if they have a single piece of evidence that Amanda Staveley is interested in buying Leeds United or has spoken to our owner. I strongly suspect that the answer to that question is "no".
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) January 19, 2018
I for one like the way it's going under @andrearadri, thank you! A lot of @ManCity fans don't like the mega bucks corporate world they're now in & the distance between the ordinary folk & the players / club. Be careful what you wish for! #family #LUFC #MOT
— Martin Gilson (@Gilbo41) January 19, 2018
100m on players now that's what will take Leeds to the big time again!!!!
— Brooky (@brooky0001) January 19, 2018
I am happy with @andrearadri no point rocking the boat
— chris brady (@carpitone) January 19, 2018
— ⚽️ Kevin Power ⚽️ (@kevinpower93) January 19, 2018
happy with Radz at the minute .
— Pete. Happy 100th LUFC🍾💙💛 (@BadgeSmiley) January 19, 2018
However, it was also claimed by Sky Sports that Staveley’s bid of £250million is still on the Newcastle table.
The Times report that Staveley and her PCP group were willing to spend up to £100m on new transfers at Newcastle.
The waters are exceptionally muddy but it could all be manoeuvring behind the scenes, with Ashley keen to drive the price up for his club by playing hardball, and Staveley attempting to call his bluff by putting Leeds into the frame.
However, Leeds might make a very attractive buy at the moment, with unrealised potential if they can get themselves promoted to the Premier League.
Newcastle, by contrast, although a giant club, are in dire straits in the Premier League and there is a real danger that they could be relegated this season, wiping a huge amount of value off the club.