Leeds United fans are taking a much more positive view on the potential investment from Qatar Sports Investments after it was reported that they are looking to buy out only a small share of the club.
Previously some supporters were concerned about the implications of QSI taking over at Elland Road, but now they seem to be much more open to the idea as they wouldn’t have too much control at the club.
However, Mike Thornton, Director of Leeds Fans United, has been speaking to French journalist Abdellah Boulma and has been told that the QSI and Leeds have an agreement that QSI will purchase a 10% stake in the club. Thornton himself estimates that would cost QSI a figure in the region between £7m and £10m.
Trying to put some reality behind the QSI speculation.
It seems all that is being talked about is a minor investment of perhaps £7m to £10m and some loan players.
More details in the two images.
— MikeT/AdrianTeakdesk (@Mike_J_Thornton) June 4, 2019
According to Boulma, this should open the door for Leeds to bring in some of PSG’s young talent on loan deals. Jese Rodriguez has already been linked with a move to the Championship club, and certain sections of the fanbase are hoping that the club can utilise their link with the French giants in order to loan players.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying about the rumours on Twitter…
Seems like a good arrangement that fits the needs of both clubs, financial backing and also utilising PSG's young talent with a view to larger investment in the near future #lufc
— Paul Beilby 💙💛 (@PaulBeilby) June 4, 2019
This makes sense – FFP inhibits #lufc in the league we’re in, irrespective of how much cash an investor or owner has
— David Farnell (@davidfarnell) June 4, 2019
Think this was what I expected thanks for looking into this ?. And it’s great news if it pans out as planned
— PrinceImrahil (@imrahil_prince)Great June 4, 2019
Really like the sound of this tbh
— Reece Price (@Reece7Price) June 4, 2019
Thanks Mike, seems a sensible trade off for a modest investment/share sale. Don’t know much about their youth set up though. Anyone know the calibre in general?
— Simon Winterburn (@WinterburnSimon) June 4, 2019
I’ll take it Mike.
I have a sense they are looking at a bigger picture here…..
— Terry O’ Brien (@tobtipp) June 4, 2019