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Phil Hay: Leeds United seriously considering off-field investment

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With Leeds United hopefully consolidated in the Premier League, Andrea Radrizzani looks set to branch out his investment away from the club.

The Whites are looking to restore themselves as one of the top forces in English football again but it’ll take some doing.

Marcelo Bielsa has managed to get Leeds back into the top flight, and with some decent spending, they find themselves mid-table.

Radrizzani has done an incredible job to first bring stability to this club, to then bring back Premier League football, and now look even higher up the ladder.

While he seems quite busy at Elland Road currently, it does appear as though he’s keen on branching out his investment portfolio, with reports linking him to buying cash-strapped Valencia.

Phil Hay has since shed some light on his plans and believes it won’t be long before we see Leeds branching out to other clubs around the globe.

“There are big advantages, or potentially big advantages when it comes to transfers, and particularly the change to the rules post-Brexit, what you can do and what you can’t and how you are able to sign players in the UK – there are big advantages to be had there if you do it right and if it works for you.” He said on the Phil Hay Show podcast.

“I think to compare to previous ownerships, we’ve gone from a point where Leeds didn’t own the stadium, didn’t own the training ground, didn’t seem to have any means of buying either back, and were, to all intents and purposes, a floating mid-table club, to a point where they are back in the Premier League [and] everything seems to be expanding.

“They’ve got plans for the stadium, for a new training ground, but also that they are thinking quite seriously about branching out into the purchase of and investment in other clubs in Europe.”

It’s not a surprise to see Radrizzani following suit from some of the elite clubs.

You can see how successful it has been for Manchester City to branch out, as well as Red Bull having a number of clubs on their books.

Some da s might complain that he may not have his attention set firmly on Leeds, but the appointment of Paraag Marathe from the 49ers helps have more people on board at Leeds.

We’re clearly going in the right places for this to be a serious consideration.

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Leeds United season ticket holder since 2013/14, currently situated in the middle of the FA5 noise. From Pablo Hernandez to 5-1 drubbings, I've seen it all at Elland Road.