San Francisco 49ers Investment Imminent?

04 Dec 2020 09:09 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Friday 4th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road.

Clear sign investment is on its way

It's looking increasing likely that the San Francisco 49ers, led by Paraag Marathe, President of the NFL giants are to make a substantial further investment in Leeds Utd. Marathe has been keen to increase the 49ers stakeholdings on the West Yorkshire club since their initial investment in 2018. He was quoted back in September praising Messrs Radrizzani, Orta and Bielsa for the success they brought,to a club, previously a sleeping giant.

Sharp eyed LUFC fan Legsy @LEGSYN8GELDERD spotted the 49ers have created a hedge fund, with an Indefinite amount of money in it. They have called this account Leeds II.


Do Leeds need this money? Is cash flow short due to Covid 19? Are funds being put into place for the January transfer window? Could this be the first stage of an audacious take over bid from Marathe?

Forshaw out until next season?

Bielsa delivered his pre-match press conference for the Chelsea game yesterday. We heard that Llovente is expected to participate in one / possibly two U23 games to raise his fitness levels before being unleashed on the first team, but there was bad news for Shackleton, Hernandez and Forshaw.

Here is Bielsa's presser in full...

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Cjay wrote on 05 Dec 2020 02:25 am

Agree to disagree Faaip.

A numbers guy running an American Sports teams Venture Capitalist Fund (as stated on the documents) are not the sort of people i want at LUFC.

Could be like a leech.

Take years to get rid.

Aside from the Liverpool owners i cant think of a single successful American owner of an English football team (and they showed their true colours).

We havent even got that, we got the lackey.

Owners to provide the finances Radz cant to take us up a level they arent.

Will just sit on there investment and wait.

Financially we would still be a small fish :(

faaip wrote on 05 Dec 2020 12:38 am

and yet .. still a 1000 times preferable to QVC.

Marathe who heads up the the Enterprises division is a sport guy first and foremost. He runs SFO's football operations and is an expert in salary management and negotiation and oversees the analytics. He works with players regarding the CBA compliance and was instrumental in the development of Levi's Stadium

I think we'd be in decent hands and I don't think Rads would give up control anyway ..atm. SFO one of the NFL's better run clubs imo. They just need a QB

Cjay wrote on 04 Dec 2020 11:09 pm

faaip wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:17 pm SFO 1000 times preferable to QVC...There are some very good American football club owners in it for the game.
I'm sure they all arent as bad as the money grabbers at Manure and Liverpool.

But this isnt the 49ers themselves.

It is the venture capitalist arm of the 49ers, thats the key.

All those companies are interested in is profit for as little as possible.

Dont forget Radz had to publicly call out the 49ers before they did anything.

Sorry but i dont want a venture capital firm involved in LUFC.

If not spending in January meant we wouldn't have more 49ers investment id be delighted.

1964white wrote on 04 Dec 2020 09:23 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Love watching the players training routines

Smudge3920 wrote on 04 Dec 2020 06:47 pm

I have complete faith in Radz as a businessman he, knows what he is doing and how to deal with the 49'ers owners group while retaining majority holding's.