Leeds facing extinction after being put up for sale, says former head of public affairs
Hopes have been dashed following the closure of West London-based sports club Leeds United, which is worth £1bn.
The announcement comes three years after owner Massimo Cellino bought the club for a reported £55m, and the sale price was announced on 27 June 2015.
The price has been the subject of fierce speculation for man우리카지노y months after Cellino’s business partner Carlos Carvalhal was found not criminally culpable after being convicted onatyasastra.comf tax evasion.
In January 2016 the BBC revealed that a deal with Cellino had not been reached, and the club were struggling to secure private equity.
Cellino’s lawyer denied that Cellino’s financial health was in the best interests of Leeds and that the deal was worth about £350m, saying it was “unrealistic” and “unsustainable”.
At the time, the club were preparing contingency plans for the sale of the Premier League champions to fund the purchase of the club, including adding security guards and police cars.
However, Cellino’s lawyer said on Monday that the club still wanted to sell the club, and it was “a complete nightmare” for the former AC Milan director to keep it up.
“There are plenty of people involved in this situation who don’t think of anything other than the long-term future of this club. They have a lot of pressure on them and are extremely worried that this could be the end for them, something that has been talked about for a long time,” Cellino’s attorney, Alessandro Di Gregorio, said in a statement at the time.
In the statement, Cellino added that he and his family were “disappointed” and added: “The way things are going, I must make a decision in the next three days or else I could be losing something that has been mine and that of my son since I was a baby.”
The current owner of Leeds, Peter McCreery, will continue to serve as chairman of the board, according to Leeds United official Andrew Farrar.
Despite this, Cellino will not be forced to accept the board’s decision to sell the club. He will remain at the club.
The club had planned to move operations to a new stadium when Cellino’s b바카라사이트usiness partner sold the club in 2014, but the takeover by the new consortium of private equity investors meant the deal was delayed in the months leading up to a sell-off.