Leeds owner Radrizzani makes bid to buy Salernitana

epa08087717 SS Lazio owner and president Claudio Lotito arrives at Fiumicino airport, near Rome, Italy, 23 December 2019, as the team arrived back home after winning the Supercoppa Italiana 2109 against Juventus, which was played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lazio won 3-1. EPA-EFE/TELENEWS

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has offered to buy Salernitana, but that patron Claudio Lotito doesn’t respond.

The founder of Eleven Sports confirmed to La Città that he has made an offer for the club from Campania.

Lotito has been given a deadline by tomorrow to sell Salernitana, as he already is the patron of Lazio in Serie A and is not allowed to own two clubs in Italy’s top flight.

The Italian businessman Radrizzani completed a full takeover of Leeds United in the summer of 2017, as he initially bought 50 per cent of Massimo Cellino’s stake in January the same year.

He has helped the Whites back to the Premier League and is looking to establish the club from West Yorkshire in the top flight.

Sandro Mencucci revealed that the Leeds owner has formalised an offer and confirmed the negotiations started, but that he has yet to receive an answer from Lotito.

“Of course,” he said. “We made our offer, defined in every detail, on Wednesday. Underlining that it is valid for 10 days.

“On Thursday morning and subsequently there were meetings between the consultants representing Salernitana and those of Radrizzani. But no answer has come.

“Lotito, whom I personally know and respect, will certainly be taken in these hours by the need to decide and we understand that it’s not easy.

“But it’s right that Salerno and the Salernitana fans know that we have formulated an offer that we consider appropriate.”