Italian outlet Il Secolo XIX today features a story on the future of Sampdoria, who are having a big change in their management and could soon have a new owner.

And it turns out that when speaking of potential buyers for the Serie A side, the first name to show up is the one of Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani.

It’s said Sampdoria has been getting a few ‘new contacts’ from potential bidders, and one of them is from the Italian businessman.

The report points out that Radrizzani had already approached the Serie A club before he bought Leeds. That attempt was in 2017, and he later admitted that wasn’t the best time for it.

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Now one of the main reasons why he’d try to buy Sampdoria now is his possible departure from the Elland Road, with the report pointing out the rumours which say he could sell the club to 49ers Enterprises. That could give him US$530m and be more than enough to afford the operation.

Il Secolo XIX still refers to Radrizzani as the ‘adequate profile’ to take over the Serie A club, as his name has been around in ‘Italian sports and financial circles.’

Still, there should be other pretenders to compete for this business, including investors from Dubai.