Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has given a quick four-word response to Sky Sports – as per TMW – when asked if he is going to buy Sampdoria, having arrived at the club’s Bogliasco training base on Monday morning.
Radrizzani is expected to sell Leeds to the 49ers this summer. The Athletic state that even if the club are relegated, which looks more than likely after a 3-1 loss to West Ham, then the 49ers will increase their 44% stake to 100%.
Of course, it will see Radrizzani lose a lot or prospective cash. Selling a club in the Premier League would have seen Leeds receive a whole lot more than Radrizzani would, if in the second tier. Radrizzani did have interest in Inter.
But he has since cooled that interest, according to Inter Live. Then, reports emerged he was buying Sampdoria and now, he has been spotted arriving at Bogliasco. He was welcomed by board member Alberto Bosco on his arrival.
Asked by reporters from Sky Sports before entering Sampdoria’s training complex, if he was going to buy the club – which has already been relegated from Serie A – Radrizzani gave a telling answer: “Let’s hope, fingers crossed.”
Leeds owner Radrizzani response when asked if he is buying Sampdoria
It sums Leeds up in a nut shell right now. A lack of connect between the board and the fans – leading to a constant change in management and in turn, a downturn in form on the pitch. Radrizzani’s latest venture is a sign he is done.
He is washing his hands with Leeds and if that means he has to sell a club for a smaller price in the Championship, then so be it. Of course, he could look to own both. But you’d imagine he is going to sell Leeds and buy Sampdoria.
But to be in Italy, confirming to media that you are going to buy another club when the current club you own have just lost a crucial relegation clash – is damning. Clearly, he has now moved on from Leeds and is looking afar.