On March 24th, Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani spoke at length with Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio on a handful of topics, including investing in Italian football and how the Whites ended up signing Marcelo Bielsa.
The UK are concentrating on the national emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak and this has resulted in suspension of football across the country.
It’s unclear if and when the season will resume and there have been numerous rumours on the possible outcomes.
Leeds are on top of the Championship and if the season’s declared void, they would suffer a massive blow. Radrizzani stressed last week that he remains “confident that there will be a correct solution” to the outcome of this season.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport has now also interviewed the Leeds United owner, and he stressed the financial importance for his side to finish this campaign. .
“We are fighting for the promotion worth more than 200 million and it is also a very important thing for the club because we have been missing from the Premier League for 16 years,” he said.
“For the last two years, we’ve done a superb job. We deserve success on the pitch: I hope that there will be a chance soon to finish the season.”
Leeds still have nine league games left and Radrizzani has a solution how to finish this season.
“With a month and a half of time you can finish [the season], even less. There are nine games you could play in June or even behind closed doors on Sunday and Wednesday, as often happens,” the Leeds owner stressed.
“The priority is to guarantee and protect the sporting outcome in respect of the fans and the investments made.”
Responding to that, Radrizzani said: “At a personal level these days I am not thinking about this situation I am connected with Italy and the rest of the world monitoring a huge world crisis, which has resulted in a shocking number of deaths, unfortunately destined to grow.
“Every other discourse takes second place: first we must return life to normal, respecting governments, health institutions and their needs.”