According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani could lose up to £270m if the club get relegated from the Premier League.
Matt Hughes reports: “The club’s minority shareholders San Francisco 49ers have an option to take full control at Elland Road in a deal valued at £420m, but that price only applies if they remain in the Premier League.”
Javi Gracia’s side sit two points above the relegation zone with seven games left to play however the West Yorkshire club have suffered heavy back-to-back defeats at Elland Road.
Crystal Palace secured a 5-1 victory over Leeds earlier this month before Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool ran riot on Monday evening, winning 6-1.
Despite Leeds’ precarious position in the league the 49ers Enterprises view the club as a long-term investment and they are thought to be interested in completing the takeover even if they drop down to the Championship.
Leeds travel to London this weekend to face Fulham at Craven Cottage before hosting relegation rivals Leicester City on Tuesday night.
Mark Marston | Get Football