49ers Enterprises agrees takeover of Leeds United after club’s relegation | Leeds United

Leeds are on course to be under new, North American ownership after the 49ers Enterprises agreed a full takeover of the Championship club on Friday night.

In buying out Andrea Radrizzani, the United States based 49ers, an investment arm of the San Francisco 49ers, will up their holding in Leeds from 44% to 100% control. Although the deal still needs to pass the English Football League’s owners’ and directors’ test, a process expected to take a number of weeks, the requirement is regarded as a formality.

The reason it is likely to take most of the summer for the EFL to grant its…

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