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Leeds owner reaches agreement to take over Italian side

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani together with a consortium have completed the takeover of Sampdoria in Italy.

The news was confirmed by Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio on Tuesday.

Radrizzani’s company Aser Group, and finance company Gestio Capital combined their resources to complete the deal. to save financially-stricken Sampdoria late on Tuesday night.

Radrizzani said: ‘We are nothing short of thrilled to be able to announce that we have completed the acquisition of this extraordinary club.

‘The history and coat of arms of Sampdoria are safe and I think my happiness is (for) of all the people who were suffering for these colours.

‘My thanks at this time go above all to all those people who worked relentlessly to ensure that this agreement found a just conclusion.

‘In particular I have to extend a huge thank you to Matteo (Manfredi, Gestio Capital principal) and to the lawyer De Gennaro. Without them none of this would have been possible. From today we move on…. and I personally can’t wait to get to work.’

The Leeds majority shareholder is expected to sell his 56 per cent stake in the Premier League club to American co-owners 49ers Enterprises. Radrizzani bought Leeds for £45million in 2017.

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