Are Leeds landing the jackpot

It hasn’t been easy being involved with Leeds United for many years as a club with such a big following have had their problems in the past as a series of going into administration lead them to the foot of League one with a -15 point deduction.

Since 2007 when Leeds had to play in League one, it has all been good news for Leeds United… well on the pitch at least. The club are finally back competiting for promotion into the Premiership and under Neil Warnock they have the best possible chance of doing that.

Although the club have been doing well on the pitch off it there has been an ongoing saga as to why the manager isn’t getting the funds to buy a squad capable of making such a great club a success again.

There is no doubt Ken Bates has done a fantastic job over the years for Leeds, he has spear headed the revival of the Whites but recently he is idea of making a profitable business out of the club has cost him the respect he once had from the fans.

It has been a frustrating time for the fans as they have seen in previous seasons that Leeds haven’t quite had that added spark to get them into the Premiership, and that is because they haven’t had the money to spend on players when the big players in the team have left. The likes of Snodgrass, Gradel, Beckford, Howson and Johnson are all key players that have left over the years but the replacements haven’t.

However Mr Bates is currently in talks with new investors from Bahrain. The talks are reported to be in advanced stages as members of the Bahrain group who are looking to takeover the club witnessed the 2-1 home win against Nottingham Forest and they must have liked what they saw.

In hindsight I think Ken Bates and the Bahrain investors may have wanted the sale to go through for the August transfer deadline but it appears that come January Leeds may be very busy in the transfer window especially if they get the jackpot and have the new investors in place.