Leeds promotion hinges on Bates takeover by January: Warnock

Neil Warnock
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LEEDS boss Neil Warnock feels the club’s promotion hopes this season could hinge on the proposed takeover by GFH Capital being completed in time for the January transfer window.

Bahrain-based investment bank GFH Capital and Leeds chairman Ken Bates announced at the end of last month the £40million deal was close to completion.

“Everybody knows what we’re waiting for really,” Warnock said. “If we don’t get anyone in I think we’d be where we are now (in the table) come January but everybody at the club knows that.

“He’s (Bates) asked me to pick players out, to look for players for January if the takeover comes off etc and that’s what I’ve been doing, and they’re aware I’d love to get one or two in before the loan window ends.”

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