By Wayne Veysey

3rd May, 2018 | 7:54am

'Great move', 'Here's our transfer budget' - Leeds fans react to multi-million Radrizzani deal

By Richard Parks

Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts after Andrea Radrizzani’s sports rights firm sealed a multi-million pound La Liga TV rights deal.

In a major coup for Radrizzani, the BBC Sport website report that Italian’s sports network Eleven Sports secured a three-year deal yesterday (Wednesday), ending Sky Sports long hold on Spanish football matches. The Times claim they out-bid Sky’s £54million offer.

Radrizzani, who controls a 100 per cent share in Leeds having bought the club 12 months ago, founded Eleven Sports in 2015 and has built up rights to various sports across the globe.

The company has yet to confirm how it will show matches in the UK or whether another broadcaster will be used to televise the games.

Its agreement with La Liga starts next season and runs to the end of the 2020-21 campaign. It has been speculated that Eleven Sports is believed to be considering making offers for two packages of Premier League rights covering the three years from 2019 to 2022.

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Leeds supporters took to social media en masse to react to Radrizzani’s company striking such a major deal, with some wondering why he doesn’t invest the same multi-millions in Leeds and others insisting the club could have the knock-on benefits of the owner’s growing wealth.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that Andrea Radrizzani is ready to end the careers of 13 senior players at the club in a jawdropping cull.

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