LEGENDARY Leeds United striker Mick Jones has welcomed the GFH Capital takeover deal - and is delighted the club finally have ‘a little bit light at the end of the tunnel’ after a fraught few months.
Jones, who works in a corporate role at Elland Road on match-days along with a number of his former Super Leeds colleagues from the Don Revie era, admits he was in the dark about the proposed takeover along with thousands of United fans - and he is delighted things have been resolved in a positive direction.
Jones said: “Fans have been waiting for it and expected something quicker and things have been going on and on.
“I am all over the ground talking to the supporters in the (corporate) boxes and the first question they ask is: ‘Have you heard anything?’ But we were in the dark as much as anybody.
“There were rumours going around all the time; somebody says one thing and another says another, so you do not know where you are.
“Now there’s a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.
“If Leeds got in the Premiership, there would be fourty thousand every week. That’s the aim, but at the moment, we do not look anywhere near that.
“In that sense, it is a good move for the club. We will have to wait and see. Tell will tell.
“The gates will rocket if they get some players in and they get back to where they belong. The club belongs in the Premiership, no doubt. It is a big football club and we talk to people all over the world on match days and you would be amazed where they come from - Australia, New Zealand and Norway; it’s unbelievable.
“It is hard for a manager when he has not got the money. You are relying on the players you have got and the loans and the manager’s hands have been tied because he has not had the money to get new players in anyway and it has been a vicious circle.”