After L.U.S.T. chairman Gary Cooper's call at our public meeting for the club to release an update to its fans, we were delighted when Leeds United confirmed on Tuesday that it has entered into a period of exclusivity with an investor, and that due diligence is currently underway. We would like to thank the club for sharing this news with supporters who have been desperate for information throughout this process. We hope that with negotiations at an advanced stage more positive news will come soon from the club.
At an important time not just for Leeds United but, by extension, for the city of Leeds as a whole, we were also pleased to hear from the Leader of Leeds City Council, Keith Wakefield, who tweeted this week:
"Encouraging news coming out of Elland Road, hopefully the club will soon get the investment it needs and deserves ... Think @lufctrust deserve great credit for how they've conducted themselves re takeover. Hope new owners have fan representation on Board."
Our Vision Statement emphasises how important it is that Leeds United builds good relationships within the city it represents. A successful Leeds United would be a great advert and a morale boost for our city, and could create big benefits for local businesses and local people. Leeds United's statements on the current negotiations have emphasised that they will find the best deal possible for the long term future of the club, and a many Leeds companies rely on the football club for a large part of their business, we hope that they can share in that future. Councillor Wakefield's support helps us to work towards our ambition of bringing the football club, the council, the fans and the city all much closer together.
L.U.S.T. are hopeful that we will all soon hear positive news from Elland Road, and that we can look forward to the fans, the city, and local businesses enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with Leeds United.
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