QSI Leeds United interest discussed as takeover talk rumbles on

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Leeds United are on the cusp of being a force to be reckoned with.

After ending their 16-year exile from the Premier League it seems that the Whites are wasting little time in establishing themselves as major players in the top flight.

Marcelo Bielsa's side have picked up 10 points from their opening seven games so far this term, and despite a poor result against Leicester City, things are still looking up.

But it seems that things could improve further.

Reports over the last year have regularly linked Leeds with a potential takeover.

QSI are a consortium who are tipped to have a significant interest in purchasing a controlling stake from Andrea Radrizzani, but according to Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Graham Smyth they are a group who could make a move to buy the club with little notice.

Writing in a Q&A with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Smyth said: “They never made an official bid and never did any due diligence or visited Elland Road to look at the books, but they are the kind of outfit who could take the lot, lock, stock and barrel without worrying too much about the present state of club finances.”

Smyth also gave an update on Leeds' minority shareholders, 49ers.

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It's claimed that the American group could look to increase their 10% stake in the club, something that Smyth says is more than likely.

He said: "The 49ers seem to get lost in any takeover talk, despite already having their feet firmly under the table.

"It seems inevitable that they will up their stake this season at some point, too.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

It's such an exciting time to be a Leeds United supporter.

Much of the last two decades have been a real struggle for fans as they have witnessed their club floundering in the EFL without hope or expectation.

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Thankfully for them things seem to be changing for the better.

After securing promotion last term it seems that Marcelo Bielsa's side have rarely looked back.

The result against Leicester City was a concern, but on the whole few can argue with how well Leeds have done this term.

This season is all about avoiding relegation and if they can do that then I firmly expect Leeds to kick on and slowly move themselves back into a position among the league's biggest clubs.

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