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Red Bull acquired a stake in Leeds

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Lees gets Red Bull as kit sponsor next season. Here is Junior Firpo (TV) in action for the club in the promotion final against Southampton recently. Photo: Adam Davy / PA via AP / NTB

Of NTB | 30.05.2024 13:02:59

Sport: The club informs about the agreement on their websites Thursday. A few hours earlier reported The Athletic that the parties were close to agreement.

In addition to the acquisition, Red Bull will be the kit sponsor for Leeds next season.

The Athletic further writes that Red Bull will not be allowed to join the club’s board, and that a name change at the club is not relevant.

In other Red Bull-owned clubs, they have been given names that link them to the energy drink. Red Bull is already heavily involved in sports with ownership in several football clubs and Formula 1.

Leeds is owned by the company 49ers Enterprises, which is an extension of the NFL club San Francisco 49ers. They bought parts of the club in 2018 before taking over 100 percent of the shares from Andrea Radrizzani last summer.

Leeds recently lost the promotion final to the Premier League against Southampton. Thus, the whites have to be in level two for another season.

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