Golfers Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have purchased stock in future Leeds owners.

American golfers Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have purchased shares in the prospective owners of Leeds United, although Rickie Fowler has backed out following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

The investment firm 49ers Enterprises has agreed to buy Andrea Radrizzani’s controlling share in Leeds.

“Relegation wasn’t ideal, but we got involved with the 49ers group,” Spieth explained to Sky Sports.

“We thought it would be a cool opportunity.”

Before their relegation, 49ers Enterprises agreed to buy Leeds from chairman Radrizzani for £400 million, but a fresh £170 million contract was struck after they were relegated. The English Football League has not yet approved the takeover.

Since 2018, the San Francisco 49ers’ investment arm has held a 15% and later a 44% share in Leeds.

“It’s a big city, historic club, great venue in Elland Road, and once we looked into it, we realized it could be really exciting,” said Spieth, who has won three majors.

“They renegotiated after relegation and got a better deal if they can get promoted soon.”

“We’ve completed it, myself and Justin with a minority stake.” Every year, the 49ers beat my [Dallas] Cowboys, so if you can’t beat them, join them.

“Rickie decided against it after the relegation.”

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