Leeds United could compete with Manchester City if proposed investment from the Middle East goes through, according to owner Andrea Radrizzani. Qatar Sports Investments, which owns Paris St-Germain, is one of three parties interested in the club. The company is run by Nasser al-Khelaifi, a friend of Radrizzani.
The Italian said a Leeds fan based in America and the owner of an unnamed side in Italy were the other two keen to invest in the Championship club. “The option of Qatar Sports Investments and Nasser (al-Khelaifi) – first of all they are friends, we have had a good relationship for a long time,” Radrizzani told the Times. “They have the possibility to bring this club to compete with Manchester City, so for the fans that could be a fantastic opportunity.”
The 45-year-old took over at Elland Road in May 2017 and sold a 10% stake in the club to the investment arm of NFL side San Francisco 49ers a year later. Last season they finished third in the Championship and lost in the play-offs. The Whites have now been outside of the top flight since Premier League relegation in 2004.