Leeds United could soon have new owners.
The Whites’ fortunes could be completely transformed if either of these investors get involved at Elland Road as they’re worth billions of pounds and the financial boost that the Whites would receive could lead to incredible results on the pitch.
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We spoke to ex-Leeds player Danny Pugh about his thoughts on a potential takeover at his former side and what it would mean for the heart of the club.
“I think it’s difficult to strike that balance isn’t it when one of these big owners come in,” Pugh told Football FanCast.
“You want to try and keep the core of the club and that kind of thing and what makes them what they are.
“But, I think with the way football is going at the moment, if you want to keep up with the big boys you need this kind of investment in.
“There’s that much money in the Premier League, there’s that much money made, there’s that much money spent, and I think if you want to be in that top, top bracket of clubs, which I think Leeds can be, you need that kind of backing.”
Of course, one club that has had a huge transformation since being taken over is Manchester City.
Pugh was on the touchline at the Etihad earlier this month in his player/coach role at Port Vale as they faced off in the FA Cup.
The 37-year-old spoke about Man City’s upward surge to become multiple Premier League champions after far-east investment. He also discussed whether the Eastlands outfit have lost a bit of what the club has historically been about since their takeover.
“I think the stadium has something to do with that at City, but the atmosphere when we were there was fantastic to be fair.
“Would City take that though? They’re competing in the Premier League and they’re in the Champions League whereas a few years ago they were in League One and struggling.
“If you ask most City fans they’d probably rather be where they are now than where they were ten years before the owners came in and they got that backing.”
Whether or not Leeds are taken over or not remains to be seen, but Pugh seemingly believes that it would be more of a positive than a negative.