NBA star Russell Westbrook has turn into the newest high-profile sporting determine to put money into the 49ers group that’s within the strategy of taking on Leeds United.
The group 49ers Enterprises, the funding arm of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, has been a shareholder in Leeds since its preliminary funding in Might 2018.
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Earlier this week, American golfers Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas confirmed that they’d purchased shares within the group and now LA Clippers star Westbrook has joined forces with them.
“I used to be fortunate sufficient to have conversations with among the companions on this deal, who have already got possession, the 49ers,” Westbrook stated at a sports and entertainment summit held by Sportico.
“So I used to be fortunate sufficient to speak via that with associates, speaking with my enterprise companion as effectively about various things and having conversations, determining if this was the appropriate deal and the way we may make it completely different.”
At first of the month, ESPN reported that free agent guard Westbrook agreed on a brand new two-year, $7.8 million deal to stick with the LA Clippers.
Final month, Leeds proprietor Andrea Radrizzani reached an settlement to promote his stake within the membership to 49ers Enterprises.
The Yorkshire membership have been relegated to the second-tier Championship on the finish of the 2022-23 season.