Leeds' Cellino reiterates Elland Road purchase intention

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Massimo Cellino has again reiterated his intentions to repurchase Elland Road back from current owners, Teak Commercial Limited. 

Elland Road was sold back in 2004 on a 25 year lease with an option to buy back should the club have to funds available to do so.

Stadium plan

In a statement made on the official Leeds website, Cellino made his intentions clear, explaining that he wants to "be in control of all its own assets as soon as possible".


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The statement comes after Cellino recently repurchased the catering and beverage rights that was sold to Compass back in June 2012.

"The Elland Road Stadium is another important asset that is high on the list of priorities for me to bring back into club ownership," Cellino added.

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Cellino has always stated that Elland Road is a key purchase for him, as he looks to turn Leeds United into a financially viable club, then guide them to the riches of the Premier League.

Cellino has already got a keen backing of the Leeds fans by refusing to sell key players for small fees, like previous owners before him, and showing that he is interested in the long term future of the club is very reassuring for Leeds fans after enduring so many seasons of hardship.

Off field issues remain

The Italian is currently under investigation once again for tax evasion, after previously being found guilty last season and suspended from running the club until May this year.

If he is found guilty again, then it is up to the Football League to decide what punishment they issue to Mr Cellino and whether he is a fit and proper person to run the club.

Should they decide that Cellino is not a fit and proper person, then they can issue further suspension or even ban him from running Leeds United.

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