Andrea Radrizzani has promised Leeds United’s players an end-of-season trip to Las Vegas if they secure promotion to the Premier League
Talking on a Leaders in Sport interview, the United owner revealed he has dangled the carrot of a celebratory squad holiday to the United States as reward if they end the club’s decade-and-a-half in the Football League.
Leeds are currently in second place with four games of the league season to go and have a three-point lead over Sheffield United in third position.
“If it happens we all go to Vegas with the players, I promised them,” Radrizzani said.
Football Insider verdict:
After stinking out the second half of last season, the ‘reward’ for Leeds’ players was a post-season trip to Myanmar that was ill-conceived and poorly received – to put it mildly – outside of the club. United were strongly criticised for their commercial ties with a bank close to a regime accused of human rights abuses, and rightly so. It’s fair to say the United squad will be looking considerably more to the prospect of letting their hair down in lads’ paradise Vegas. Should the players be gambling their chips by start converting their pounds to American dollars with four matches of the season proper remaining? Not quite. Leeds are well placed to secure a top-two finish, which would guarantee automatic promotion, but there is still plenty of work to do ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend. Both Leeds and automatic promotion rivals Norwich City and Sheffield United will play two times, and the outcomes of those games could go a long way to deciding whether the Leeds players ge the Vegas trip they covet.
In other Leeds United news, the club are closing in on a JAWDROPPING £177million windfall after developments this week.