Elland Road ownership backed as Leeds United are told where to strengthen in summer transfer market

Leeds United supporters say they could not be happier with the current state of Elland Road ownership.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 11:50 am
Leeds United majority owner Andrea Radrizzani. Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe

A little under 80 per cent of fans believe that majority owner Andrea Radrizzani along with minority shareholders San Francisco 49ers have done a great job whilst in charge in LS11.

As part of the Yorkshire Evening Post's 'Big LUFC end of season survey', we quizzed our readers on a number of topics from across the year.

Radrizzani - who arrived in West Yorkshire over four years ago - completed a full takeover of the club in the summer of 2017 from former owner Massimo Cellino.

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The Italian has since welcomed NFL giants' investment into the boardroom whilst overseeing a change in fortunes on the pitch after Leeds earned promotion to the Premier League last summer.

United went beyond expectations in the top flight, finishing in ninth-place under head coach Marcelo Bielsa's watch during their debut term for 16 years.

The Whites are now turning their attention to the upcoming transfer window as they look to strengthen the Argentine's squad.

Sporting director Victor Orta splashed the cash to the tune of almost £100m last summer to help the Whites become Premier League ready.

Four new faces entered the gates at Thorp Arch in the form of club record signing Rodrigo, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and star winger Raphinha along with a number of loans being turned into permanent moves.

Leeds fans have had their say on the current squad, with 72.2 per cent believing one to three new players are needed ahead of next season which tallies alongside 67.7 per cent saying the same number should exit.

45.9 per cent of the club's fanbase want Leeds to prioritise the signing of a full-back in the window while 41 per cent would prefer to see a new central midfielder arrive.

After last summer's spending spree, 49.3 per cent of supporters want to see £50-100m invested in the senior squad while 42 per cent think £25-50m will be enough to help Bielsa's team move forward.

Whites fans were also asked about which player they are looking forward to seeing more of next season and 51.0 per cent of respondents voted for front man Rodrigo Moreno.

The Spaniard finished the campaign with a flurry after struggling due to his fitness for the majority of the campaign.

Rodrigo scored four goals and bagged an assist throughout the last four games of the season which appears to have whetted the appetite of fans.

30.5 per cent voted for up and coming young striker Joe Gelhardt while 10.7 per cent said Robin Koch - who suffered similarly in the treatment room.