Russell Crowe is considering buying Leeds United

Actor Russell Crowe (pictured middle) in England to support NRL side, South Sydney Rabbitohs (©GettyImages)

New Zealand actor Russell Crowe is pondering the option of purchasing English outfit Leeds United, reports The Age Australia.

Leeds United are currently struggling and have been for quite some time, the club is currently owned by Eleonora Sport Limited.

Ban

Although, the English Football Association has banned the Leeds United president, Massimo Cellino until April 10, this now forces the Italian to sell his personal stake in Leeds United as well as Eleonora.   

If the Kiwi actor does decide to buy the club it wont be the first time Crowe has bought a struggling sports club; In 2006 Russell Crowe gained control of National Rugby League side, South Sydney Rabbitohs; Crowe was voted in by voting members, receiving 75% of the vote.

Success

Crowe has endured success with the Sydney based Rugby team, in 2014 the Rabbitohs were victorious in the NRL Final, winning the first premiership since 1971. 

Crowe has recently been in England supporting the Rabbitohs in the World club challenge, and that is what has prompted Crowe to now consider purchasing Leeds United.

Purchase

But Crowe will only purchase Leeds United if he is wanted by the fans and approached by the club. He asked his twitter followers whether or not he should by the famous Championship team who once boasted the likes of Socceroos legends, Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka. 

Crowe has been a supporter of the English club since he was a young schoolboy.  This could be good news for Leeds united considering Crowe's recent success with the Rabbitohs, but we'll just have to wait and see how it all pans out. 

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