This isn’t a dream, Leeds are actually set to spend the money they are receiving for players. Chris Wood has departed for the Premier League and that gives us around £15 million more to spend this summer, and replacing the Kiwi striker is now number one priority.

Andrea Radrizzani isn’t messing about, he’s telling us exactly what he’s going to do and that is re-invest the Chris Wood money in the squad. He also made sure he was transparent with the situation regarding Chris Wood, saying that he has been trying to get him to sign a new deal for around a month. Leeds need to spend well and spend fast. The spending well has worked so far. Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski are flourishing at Elland Road and other new players have impressed since being signed, for relatively cheap money and seem to be worth more than what we have paid. Victor Orta has proved he is very clever in the market and with that amount of money we could really strengthen the side despite losing Wood.

Andrea Radrizzani Statement

“For the past month we have tried to negotiate a new three year contract with Chris Wood.
We offered the player strong financial terms including reasonable exit clauses, lower than the fee we demanded for a transfer this summer, should the club not reach the Premier League in a certain timeframe.”
“However the player’s preference was to leave Leeds United and as he only had one year left on his contract after this season we had to protect the club and ensure we did not sell Chris below our valuation.”
“We want players at Leeds who consider us a big club and we want players who are committed to our vision to return to the Premier League.”
“Supporters can rest assured that monies generated from the sale of Chris Wood will be reinvested into adding to the 12 signings  we have made already.”
“Thank you for your continued support.”

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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