Lucas Radebe confirms his interest for Leeds United
Lucas Radebe, the former captain of Leeds, has confirmed that he is one of those who are looking to purchase he club. Earlier on Saturday, the owner of the club GFH Capital denied an offer from a group believed to include Lucas Radebe.
According to reports, on his website, the forty four year old stated that he is a part of a consortium that has submitted a preliminary indication of interest regarding the acquisition of a stake in Leeds. They expect carry on their recent discussions confidentially.
Radebe, the former South Africa international, has played in two hundred and one league matches for Elland Road club from 1994 to 2005. He was a part of the Whites team which reached the semi finals of the 2001 Champions League.
There were reports that his consortium also had the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Gary Verity that helped attract the first stages of Tour de France 2014 to the county. Radebe told that they would like the scope to explain both the substance of their proposal, and their plan for working with GFH Capital to carry on the rebuilding program at the club.
In the mean time, Scott Wootton has been winnowed out of Leeds’ match against Middlesbrough. He is suffering from an ankle injury that could keep the player on sidelines for many weeks. This means that Marius Zaliukas, the Lithuania footballer, would make his full debut for Leeds United on Saturday.