Good Morning. It's Wednesday 21st August, and here are the Leeds Utd headlines...
Radrizzani open to investment
Andrea Radrizzani has been speaking to the press, and has admitted that he has received various offers to buy him out; yet the 44yo Sports Tycoon (well, nearly) would certainly consider selling off another chunk of the club as they did with the NFL giants San Francisco 49ers.
I hear a lot of rumours about me selling the club or leaving, absolutely no way. Those who know me well know how much I am determined to reach my goals. I really want to get it done and I want to achieve my goals in everything I do. I also understand the opportunity to run this club and make this club big is massive, so I will not be afraid to open the club up to other partners if this helps the mission. I want to be guardian and the leader of this club, but I will not have a closed mind to accept help from other parties. In the last 18 months, we received much interest from parties to invest in the club or buy the club. I rejected all the options to buy the club because I did not want to give up. But I will listen to anyone who wants to join me and make this club bigger. I don’t exclude that maybe soon I will open the door to one or two partners to help this club become bigger.
Is Radrizzani in it for the long term, or will he cash in if and when Leeds reach the promised land?
Bielsa's press conference
During yesterday press conference Bielsa announced that there are injury doubts over Cooper, Douglas and Alioski. When I say injury doubts, what Bielsa means is that they are not 100% fit, and he doesn't want to take any chances this early in the season. Jamie Shackleton will start at right back, Dallas will switch to left-back and Berardi stands by. Bielsa spoke about Jansson for the first time yesterday since he made his 4m move to Griffin Park. This is what he said:-
Ryan Kent goes on strike?
Liverpool Whizz kid Ryan Kent was mysteriously left out of Liverpool Under-23’s 3-0 defeat against Chelsea on Monday night leading to claims that the 22yo is trying to force a move away from Anfield. Last month Kent sent a post on social media suggesting he feels the Reds are stopping him from moving forward, especially after pricing him out of a move (to Leeds).
He posted a Bible passage from St Peter which reads: “And through covetousness shall they with fiend words make merchandise of you: whose judgement now of a long time lingered not, and their damnation slumbereth not”.
In modern English that translates to: “In their greed teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”
He has also deleted all images of him playing for Liverpool on Instagram.
Do Leeds need him? What could he offer?