Leeds United owner could take over Valencia

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According to an article in Marca, Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani is considering making a bid to take over struggling La Liga team Valencia.

The Italian businessman oversaw the change of fortunes at Elland Lane, a club he took over before winning promotion to the Premier League under their talismanic boss, Marcelo Bielsa when mired in the Championship in England.

In the article, Radrizzani is said to see a similar profile in Valencia, a European football giant who has fallen into difficult economic times and whose supporters will be open to a change of direction.

If Radrizzani could finance a contract, concerns would arise, although the report adds that he could be sponsored by American funds to allow him to clear the debt of the club.

Singapore’s new club boss, Peter Lim, has experienced a harrowing year with a notable decrease in on-field performance and major club cutbacks.

Valencia fans held a rally outside the club’s ground in August calling on Lim to leave the club, although 86 percent of the club’s fans believe that, according to a Marca poll, he is planning to sell Valencia.

After scoring the 1-0 goal during the Spanish LaLiga match between Valencia CF and Real Valladolid, in Valencia, eastern Spain, 07 July 2020, epa08532971 Valencia CF’s Maximiliano Gomez (2-R) celebrates with teammates.

This summer, after the exit of star winger Ferran Torres to Manchester City, while striker Rodrigo Moreno joined Leeds, the departures of club captain Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin to Villarreal from Los Che were reported.

Also, Cristiano Piccini has joined Atalanta on loan, Ezequiel Garay has not extended his contract and the loan deals have expired for Jaume Costa and Alessandro Florenzi.

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