By Amir Mir
New Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has sealed his long-awaited investment in the club – and fans on Twitter believe this is their season to return to the Premier League.
The Italian sports media mogul has taken joint ownership of the club with a purchase of a 50 per cent stake from Massimo Cellino.
Fans on social media were delighted with the major announcement as they felt that the good times are finally coming back to Elland Road.
Supporters praised the previous owner Cellino for seeing sense and selling his stake in the club at the right time.
As a result, fans felt that after over a decade of hardship and struggle they may now make a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
Nonetheless, the Whites supporters were hoping Radrizzani will help manager Garry Monk in the transfer window.
All in all, fans were delighted with the news.
Here is a selection of their messages:
Welcome to Leeds Andrea! Great to see you backing Garry and his team – they're the best we've had here in a long time. #lufc
— Steve Creek (@steve_creek) January 4, 2017
My dislike for Cellino will always remain, but fair play to him for knowing the time was right whereby he couldnt take us any further #lufc
— jakemills (@jakemills_) January 4, 2017
Whoop Whoop that's made me feel soooooooooo much better getttttttttttttt innnnnnn . #lufc 😃😃😃😃😎
— julie taylor 💙💛 (@cheekytaylor79) January 4, 2017
Is itme but does it feel like finally all these years of hardship are coming to an end for #lufc 2017 the year of the awakening
— Josh 💙💛 (@superleedsmacca) January 4, 2017
Hopefully radrizzani will back monk in the transfer window and make 1 or 2 'big' signings to help us push on for promotion #lufc
— David Bell (@DavidBell1982) January 4, 2017
— Neil Murphy (@Murphmeister) January 4, 2017
— Jay (@JayBlufc) January 4, 2017
The Yorkshire outfit have not tasted Premier League football since their relegation during the 2003/04 season.
Since then they have dropped down as low as the third tier of English football before struggling to gain promotion from the Championship.
However, they are now currently in the play-off places showing strong signs that they are promotion candidates.
Former Swansea boss Monk has guided them to fifth place after 25 games where they have recorded 45 points.
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