By Noel Whelan

20th Feb, 2021 | 7:00pm

Whelan claims Leeds are undervalued after astonishing Radrizzani reveal

Noel Whelan has suggested Andrea Radrizzani is doing himself a disservice by valuing Leeds United at £300million.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, lauded the Italian business for the job he has done at Elland Road since taking charge back in May 2017.

Speaking at the Financial Times’ Business of Football event, as quoted by Leeds Live, Radrizzani revealed he values Leeds at £300million after promotion to the Premier League and fresh investment from the San Francisco 49ers.

The Italian chief explained how he had invested £100million into the Whites and claimed his plans, which include a major re-development of Elland Road over the next five to seven years, could take astonishingly take Leeds beyond the £1billion mark.

Whelan heralded Radrizzani for his decisions since taking charge, including buying back Elland Road shortly after his arrival and bringing Marcelo Bielsa to West Yorkshire, and suggested he may have even undervalued the club.

Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “All we needed was the right person there, you can see the growth in that football club – we had to get back into the Premier League and we did it before our time really.

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“Everything that Mr Radrizzani spoke about when he first came into the football club and took over, about the training ground coming back, about buying stadium back, which he’s done, everything that he’s done has been true to his word.

“I think that’s why the fans love him. Not only that, he’s gone out and got a good manager in Marcelo Bielsa, paid over the odds for him because he knew it’d be beneficial to the side and that’s got us back in the Premier League.

“The club is in a really healthy position, it’s a one city club with some of the best support you’ll get around the world and we’re holding our own in the Premier League and we’ll be there again next season where we can grow again.

“So £300million to me seems cheap.”

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