Los Angeles Clippers point guard, Russell Westbrook, winner of the 2017 NBA regular season MVP award, followed American golfers Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas by becoming a minority shareholder in Leeds United FC.
Westbrook, the 14th highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes, said he invested in Leeds United at a sports and entertainment summit organized by Sporty.
The 34-year-old stated: “I was fortunate enough to have conversations with some of the partners in this deal, who already have ownership, the 49ers. So I was fortunate enough to talk to friends and my business partner about different things and have conversations about whether it was the right deal and how we could make it different.”
– Sportico (@Sportico) July 13, 2023
The co-owners of Leeds bought the 56% majority stake from the former president, the very Italian Andrea Radrizzani.
The English League is testing the owners and directors before authorizing the full takeover by the 49ers. But let’s say that we don’t see too many doubts about their capital and we believe that this takeover will be there for sure.