'Something big on': Leeds set for massive cash injection - reliable journalist
By Alex Stevens
Leeds are set for an injection of cash that could totally transform the club’s finances, according to a reliable journalist.
Sun correspondent Alan Nixon revealed in a series of Twitter exchanges with Leeds fans on Wednesday night that the Championship outfit are set to be catapulted into a different financial bracket.
Leeds have operated on a shoestring budget in terms of transfers and wages for many years in comparison to their second-tier rivals.
But Nixon, who is a reliable source of Leeds information and has a transfer column in the Sun, claimed that could be about to change.
“There are a few surprises ahead here. And a few quid,” Nixon said on his personal Twitter account in response to a Leeds fan. “If you look at people headhunted there’s a fair amount of expertise involved. And they don’t make the move unless something big on.”
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Nixon made the revelation in a week in which it has been widely reported that joint-owner Andrea Radrizzani is set to buy out the half-share of Massimo Cellino and take full control of the club.
Radrizzani appointed former Real Madrid head of strategy to the board of directors last week and it has been reported in recent days that West Ham marketing director Angus Kinnear is joining at the end of the season as the new chief executive.
Nixon added that he expected major changes to the playing budget in the months ahead.
“There is going to be money about. How much and how spent. We shall see,” he added on his personal Twitter account.
It remains to be seen whether Garry Monk will be the man to spend the money as there are doubts he will return for a second campaign as manager.
He is out of contract at the end of the season and there have been reports that Radrizzani is planning to appoint a new manager.
Nevertheless, Monk explained on Thursday that he will sit down with the sports media tycoon and other Elland Road officials for talks on Sunday following the final home match of the season against Wigan Athletic.
Those discussions will decide whether the former Swansea manager will return for a second year in the dugout.
In other Leeds United news, the deal is all but done for the club to complete the transfer of an experienced Premier League man from West Ham.