Leeds United owners the 49ers Enterprises are yet to gain full control of Elland Road shares, which were revealed this week to still be owned by Andrea Radrizzani.
A takeover in the summer by the 49ers was a must after Andrea Radrizzani’s handling of the club in the Premier League ultimately undid all his hard work to get the club there in the first place.
The straw that broke the camel’s back with fans’ remaining shreds of patience for the Italian came when he attempted to use Elland Road as collateral for a bank loan to take over Sampdoria.
Huge news for Elland Road?
There’s a lot to do before the 49ers can even begin to expand Elland Road, given there’ll be little demand for a 60,000-seater stadium while the side are still in the second tier.
Their attempts to completely restructure in West Yorkshire will take a lot of time, and the boardroom still needs some tweaks, but having hurdles out of the way would be a massive boost.
Fans who go to Elland Road can testify to the fact that the ground is in need of just some TLC before anything, with the matchday experience seriously scrutinised last season through an infamous thread on social media shared by Michael Normanton.
Having the stadium in the hands of the actual owners might help spark real change in that regard.