Leeds United’s potential Qatari takeover: Middle Eastern proxy war moves to Northern England
10 June 2019
Growing stature of Leeds as a media city makes the city interesting.
Qatar’s rivals are already present in English football’s north.
There are a number of good reasons why Leeds United might look into a Qatari ownership in the future.
One of them is that the City of Leeds is going through a period of industrial reconfiguration. Several media are reporting that Qatar Sports Investments - the government’s sports and entertainment division - is in advanced talks with Leeds United about either a stake in the club or a full sale.
Qatar's arch adversaries Abu Dhabi already have a significant presence close by, at Manchester City.