Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has become quite the saviour at the club following the tumultuous term of his predecessor Massimo Cellino.
He has endeared himself even more to the supporters by making good on his promise that he will repurchase Elland Road.
The ground has been Leeds’ home since 1919, but due to financial woes in 2004, the owners sold it for £8m.
The deal included a 25-year lease and also a buy-back clause believed to be set at £17m, but over the past 13 years, no owner has paid the sum to repurchase.
Radrizzani claimed in January when he took an initial 50% stake in the club that he would buy back Leeds’ home, and just a few weeks after taking full control of the Championship outfit, the huge news was announced on the official website.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 28, 2017
The Whites have confirmed that improvements to the stadium will be made before the new season gets underway in August.
As expected, fans were delighted with the news, and many showered their owner with praise.
I'm gone!!!! Welling up!!!! Yessssssssss pic.twitter.com/8IXXQlkf3M
— pro multis (@carlos061181) June 28, 2017
ANNOUNCE RADRIZZANI GOLD STATUE
— Enzo Eamore (@EamoV1) June 28, 2017
— SUSAN SMITH 1 (@SmithLeedsUtd) June 28, 2017
— Daniel Hopper (@DanielH_LUFC) June 28, 2017
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) June 28, 2017
@andrearadri i can't tell you what it means to me and every other supporter and can only say thank you for giving our club back you legend ?
— scott townend (@scotttownend2) June 28, 2017
Radrizzani already undoing 15+ years of mismanagement. What a guy ?
— gareth cundall (@heavylegs1) June 28, 2017
13 long years without our spiritual home. This feels like Christmas. Thank you @andrearadri
— Lee Naylor (@leelufcnaylor80) June 28, 2017
Over the moon to say the least !! ??
— Duncan Pub (@duncanpub) June 28, 2017
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) June 28, 2017