Danny Mills believes Leeds should consolidate their place in the Premier League before thinking about expanding Elland Road.
The former Whites defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, pointed out that because of the coronavirus situation it is unclear when fans will be allowed back into stadiums anyway.
Angus Kinnear, Leeds United’s chief executive, has admitted “several million pounds worth of investment” will be required to get Elland Road ready to stage Premier League football.
He also said it would be 2-3 years before expanding the capacity of the stadium.
When asked by Football Insider for his opinion on the proposals, Mills said: “I think obviously in the current climate, there are no fans and we don’t know when they’ll be back, if there will be a second spike or what’s going to happen.
“So it’s a little bit futile to start spending unnecessary money that might have to be stopped and have an impact on other things.
“Also I’d say get established in the Premier League first. Get a couple of seasons and then think about it.
“Make the plans now and if you’re in the Premier League in two years’ time, then get it done.
“I don’t think there’s any harm in looking long-term and I think slowly is the best way to do it, there’s no need to panic about it.”
The Whites will be playing in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years next season after securing the Championship title last term.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men sealed their crown with two matches remaining, eventually finishing ten points clear of runners-up West Brom.
In other Leeds United news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider it would be a “massive coup” if club pull off swoop for Premier League ace.
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