Leeds United chief Andrea Radrizzani has claimed the club are eyeing up Europe in five years, given they stay in the Premier League.

Leeds returned to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years last season, with Marcelo Bielsa leading them to the Championship title.

Their return to the top flight has gone swimmingly so far, with Bielsa’s attractive style of football seeing Leeds pick up seven points from their first four games.

Indeed, there are few predicting Leeds to go back down at this stage, with many believing that they will enjoy a strong campaign and stay up comfortably.

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There are even some who believe that this current squad, under Bielsa’s leadership, can do more than simply avoid the drop.

Radrizzani is refusing to look too far ahead, though, instead believe the next two years are key to Leeds long-term plans.

“In football, everything happens very quickly, so we need to have an idea of ​​where we want to be in five years, but we also have to focus on each week,” he told Argentine newspaper La Nacion.

“I think the next two years are very important to consolidate ourselves.

“And from that, we will have a solid base to modernize the club, renovate the stadium and promote this brand, which is already very attractive in the rest of the world.

“The five-year goal is to participate in European competitions. We want to be a modern club, but we also need to preserve the heritage and family spirit that we have now.

“In this way, I believe that we can become a strong institution of English football and then of world football.”