Reports from Italy this week claim that Andrea Radrizzani has withdrawn his interest in a move to buy Inter Milan and it might just be, that he is planning to stay in control at Leeds United – in the event that the club are relegated.
Bloomberg reported in April that Leeds owner Radrizzani – who still has a majority stake in the Yorkshire club – was keen on buying Inter. A move could cost a massive £883million to purchase the Nerazzurri, with work needed.
But now, a report from Inter Live states that the Leeds owner Radrizzani has now taken his interest in a move for the Champions League semi-finalists out of the race. It might be a hint that Radrizzani is now keen to stay on at Leeds.
Indeed, the Whites are now close to relegation. It looks much more likely, especially after Everton produced a shock display to smash Brighton 5-1 away from home. Selling a Championship club will see Radrizzani pocket a lot less.
We have seen at Burnley, that the owners have only decided to put the club up for sale after Vincent Kompany took the Clarets back to the Premier League. They were keen to sell beforehand, but after relegation, decided to stay on.
Radrizzani withdraws Inter interest, he might be planning to stay at Leeds
Radrizzani may be of the same mindset. Certainly, he will need the sale of Leeds before he decides to invest in a move for a club like Inter. If he is to buy a club like Inter, he will need as much as possible from the sale of Leeds.
So, it might be that his decision to pull out of a move for the Italian giants is a sign that he is going to stay on at Elland Road. It might be that he waits to sell the club in case, after possible relegation, that Leeds gain promotion.
Therefore, the full value of the club is reinstated. Leeds, of course, still have a chance of survival if they can pick up at least four points from the next three games against Newcastle, West Ham and then Tottenham. Unlikely, though.