Leeds United owner claims club will compete with Manchester City with new investment

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Qatar Sports Investments, the company thats owns the Ligue 1 champions, is one of three investors that's reportedly ready to buy a stake in SkyBet Championship side Leeds United.

And current owner, Andrea Radrizzani, a close friend of al-Khelaifi, believes exciting times lie ahead as they would be able to compete with the likes of Premier League champions Manchester City in the transfer market.

"The option of Qatar Sports Investments and Nasser (al-Khelaifi) - first of all they are friends, we have had a good relationship for a long time," Radrizzani told The Times.

"They have the possibility to bring this club to compete with Manchester City, so for the fans that could be a fantastic opportunity.

"The most important thing for me is to make this club big again. When I will open the door to others I don't know, hopefully when we are in the Premier League.

"The financial support would be more important in the Premier League."

The three-time English League champions were relegated from the top-tier in the 2003/04 season and have yet to make a return since.