PSG owners QSI are open to investing in Leeds United ‘in the medium and long-term’ after joining forces with Andrea Radrizzani to take over Sampdoria.
That is according to French outlet L’Equipe, who report QSI will take a minority stake in Sampdoria to help Radrizzani with his investment into the club, who will become the majority owner.
Radrizzani has been in his home country this week looking to get a deal over the line in order to save Sampdoria, who have already been relegated to Serie B after picking up just 18 points in 36 matches.
The 48-year-old’s plot to take over the Italian side is likely to mark the end of his time at Elland Road, with San Francisco 49ers Enterprises having agreed the terms of a full buyout if Leeds secure survival.
However, with relegation likely, 49ers are in fresh talks to agree a cut-price deal that could see Radrizzani lose £150 million, displaying their commitment to the club.
QSI could invest in Leeds
Throughout Radrizzani’s time at Leeds, QSI have frequently been linked with purchasing a minority stake in the club, though nothing has ever materialised.
After establishing PSG as the best club in France, QSI are determined to expand their portfolio having already acquired a minority stake in Portuguese outfit Braga.
The Daily Mail report they are also in talks over some investment into Malaga – who have just been relegated to the third tier of Spanish football – and Brazilian side Santos.
Leeds could provide QSI with the opportunity to invest in an English club, though with 49ers expected to seal a full takeover, it is unclear whether the Americans would be open to selling some of their shares.
In truth, with Radrizzani on his way out, it feels like the potential of QSI investment is a ship that has already sailed.