Andrea Radrizzani acquired 50% of Leeds United from Massimo Cellino through his ASER Group Holding. Talks leading up to the acquisition appeared to be headed towards Radrizzani having majority ownership, instead, Leeds United will end up with a 50/50 split.
Radrizzani stated on the Leeds United club website that he was “excited by the challenge ahead and I will work alongside Massimo and everybody at the club to make Leeds United as successful as possible.” Overall, fans appear to be excited with the new Co-Owner, and show signs of hope.
What a day for Leeds United… goodnight 💙
— Everything Leeds (@EverythingLU) January 5, 2017
— Craig Durn (@Durnylufc) January 4, 2017
— r/LeedsUnited (@LUFCreddit) January 4, 2017
— Mip (@mipsical) January 4, 2017
Even haters of Leeds United appeared to acknowledge that it was a good move for the overall long-term stability of the club.
Looks like Leeds United got an owner they don’t deserve. Solid human being.
— Loos Balls (@Loosfootball) January 5, 2017
Whether Radrizzani will really bring the stability that Leeds United need is yet to see, for now though, fans are happy and hopeful. Who knows, maybe moves in the January transfer window can see them scale the standings.