Making the right decisions behind the scenes at Leeds United by appointing Marcelo Bielsa and teaming up with Victor Orta, Andrea Radrizzani has been a key component in the club’s rejuvenated success.
However, instead of resting on his laurels, the Italian businessman is looking for another project to help grow, and he’s turned his attention to his home country, with Serie A club Genoa the target.
That’s according to ANSA, relayed by Corriere dello Sport, who explain that Radrizzani and his partner Matteo Manfredi have put together a consortium and come forward with an offer to buy the team.
The leader of the consortium is Gestio Capital, described as a ‘family office based in London founded by Manfredi’, and which also involves Aser Ventures, the holding company led by the Leeds owner.
It’s said ‘informal contacts’ had ‘already been initiated in recent weeks’, starting with a check of the club’s situation.
Corriere point out that the offer being made ‘now also gives to the actual due diligence’, with the plan being to ‘enhance a club with a historic brand, from a technical and managerial point of view’.
Whether or not this is a good sign for Leeds remains to be seen, but it seems Radrizzani is merely helping out here rather than wanting to become the main man behind Genoa.
The last thing the Elland Road faithful will want is for their owner to get distracted by a new project elsewhere, especially during their first season back in the Premier League.