Leeds United owner ready to copy rival's transfer strategy

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani led claims on Twitter that Wolves business model in unfair

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani led claims on Twitter that Wolves business model in unfair

He has written to the English Football League, the Football Association and the Premier League for guidance.

The Leeds owner expressed his concern over the link on Twitter after Wolves ran out 3-0 winners over his side last week.

Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT host Jim White, Radrizzani clarified that he had not meant to sound critical of Wolves with his comments, which sparked a strong reaction online, and insisted he was merely pushing league bosses to explain the rules.

" Later in the article he added, rather tantalisingly, that "I might not even need an agent [such as Mendes] because I have good relations with many football teams in Europe personally".

"They played a great game against us and they are a great team".

"For me, that was the bottom of the season because there was no commitment, no passion and no spirit".

"I'm the chairman of a club so I can understand the pressure".

"I'm not accusing anyone, but I would like to have clarification of the rules".

Now the FA's rule on shared ownership state - "No club may enter into an agreement which enables any party, other than the club itself, to influence materially the club's policies or the performance of its teams or players in matches and/or competitions".

"There are probably three agents in the world who control 60 per cent of the top players or more, so obviously these top agents have very deep relationships and influence with the top European clubs because they bring them a lot of players - this is normal".

"This year Wolves, good for them, have players on loan from Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco - big European clubs".

Philippe Sandler: Manchester City swooped to land Dutch talent Sandler from PEC Zwolle in January, and if they choose to loan out the 21-year-old centre back this summer, then Leeds - who will see Matthew Pennington return to Everton - may be one option.

"We gave them long-term contracts, we supported them in pre-season going on a camp in Spain, we did everything they wanted".

The row over Wolverhampton Wanderers' use of super-agent Jorge Mendes rumbles on, but Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has positioned himself to work under a similar approach. If not I will do as I did in the past, which I'm happy with too.

'I know everything about the rules of the league and the FA and the EFL knows our dealings, every transfer document, agent fees, all information is recorded in their library.

'On the other hand I think frankly it's laughable, because they know nothing about us.

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