Leeds United: Former Liverpool star Collymore offers support to Leeds Fans United bid

Stan Collymore.
Stan Collymore.
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Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has said that he will buy shares in Leeds Fans United (LFU).

The supporters’ group revealed on Friday that they had reached an agreement with owner Massimo Cellino to buy Leeds United.

Cellino has been suspended for a second time by the Football League, pending an appeal, after being found guilty of evading import tax on a Range Rover.

Collymore also suggested that he wished Aston Villa, the club he supports, could find a similar solution.

The broadcaster tweeted: “I’ll buy a few Leeds United shares and give them straight to the trust. Won’t be a lot but every little helps as they say!

“Leeds United fans. Do it. Your club in your hands. Wish we at Aston Villa would do the same.”

In response to doubts in responses on Twitter, he suggested fans should Google “German football fan ownership” and that “Swansea do ok”.

Collymore represented the likes of Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, Villa, Leicester City and Bradford City in a playing career that spanned from 1990 to 2001.