Leeds United fans are getting excited after reports of a new takeover

Leeds United fans are getting excited after reports this week from the Times claimed the Whites could get a new investment with the aim of taking the club to the level of Manchester City.

Qatari Sports Investment (QSI) or two wealthy investors are believed to be after the club, but it is unclear whether or not owner Andrea Radrizzani will sell the club amidst the club’s 100th year of existence this week.

Should the club be sold to rich organisations such as QSI, it would surely mean a positive future for Leeds, as we have seen City become one of Europe’s best after a decade long investment of wealth. However, Financial Fair Play rules are slightly different from back when Sheikh Mansour bought the Manchester club in 2008.

Nowadays, ‘Clubs can spend up to 5m euros (£3.9m) more than they earn per assessment period’, as told by the BBC. This ultimately means that clubs are unable to buy and buy and buy as City did once upon a time. For example, Leeds would not be able to splash insane amounts of cash immediately on whoever they pleased at any price tag which they felt fit.

However, to get the Whites back where they belong in the Premier League, heavy investment will always help, as proven with City and Paris Saint-Germain. A club such as Leeds won’t have much of an issue in attracting big names, so with unprecedented wealth, we may eventually see the club back in the big time.