Thursday meeting scheduled: Radrizzani to hold Leeds face-to-face talks with key figure - report
By Alex Stevens
New Leeds co-owner Andrea Radrizzani is set to have a meeting with manager Garry Monk at the club’s training headquarters on Thursday, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim Italian Radrizzani will be in England at the end of this week as he begins to make his mark at the club following his 50 per cent takeover last week.
It is said that the sports media mogul plans to hold face-to-face talks wth Monk at Thorp Arch and then attend Friday’s Championship clash against Derby at Elland Road.
One likely topic of discussion with Monk is January transfer targets, as the club step up plans to strengthen the squad in the last three weeks of the window.
Leeds completed the permanent signing of former loanee Pablo Hernandez earlier this week, which the manager has said he hopes will be the first of a number of arrivals.
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The high flying Championship club are in the market for attacking reinforcements, with Monk revealing he “definitely” wants to sign a striker as cover for 16-goal leading man Chris Wood.
Radrizzani is set to arrive in England just 24 hours after it emerged that he was one of three new directors appointed to the Leeds board following a boardroom reshuffle.
Companies House have confirmed on their website that Radrizzani, Andre Tegner and Feng Ze Yeh have joined the new-look boardroom that is now made up of six directors.
The trio replace Edoardo Cellino, who is the son of joint-owner Massimo Cellino, and Giampaolo Caboni as directors of the club.
Companies House report that the new appointments were made on 30 December of last year.
The major changes at the top of the club come into the public domain after Leeds announced on Wednesday of last week that Radrizzani has become the joint-owner after buying 50 per cent of the club formerly owned entirely by fellow Italian Cellino.
In other Leeds news, the club are in advanced talks to sign a Bundesliga assists machine.