Council leader writes to Football League
The leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Keith Wakefield, has written the following letter to the Football League to request that all necessary action is taken to properly assess any potential owners of Leeds United AFC:
I write to you on behalf of Leeds City Council, the citizens of Leeds and fans and supporters of Leeds United from all around the world.
We have noted with dismay events over the course of the last few days at Leeds United AFC. Since Friday there has been much speculation, negativity and, seemingly, some very unprofessional actions by one potential bidder for the club leading to some quite strange and bizarre actions during the course of the weekend.
Like all Leeds United fans we want to ensure that any potential new owners invest for the right reasons and bring stability to the club upon which we can then hopefully build future success.
I am sure the Football League want to achieve the same objective and I therefore implore you as governing body of the league to ensure that all necessary action is taken to properly assess and vet any potential new owner(s). It is critically important for the city and all fans of Leeds United that any new owners are robustly and thoroughly vetted to ensure that they pass, without doubt or exception, the fit and proper person test.
We look forward to your support in this endeavour and in ensuring that any new person(s) involved in our club provide a sound basis for achieving future sustainability and success.
Should you require any further support or assistance from the Council on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me,
Councillor Keith Wakefield
Leader of Leeds City Council
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