Leeds owner calls for a Premier League Two to replace Championship

• Andrea Radrizzani says Championship is unsustainable
• Radrizzani claims lack of cash leads to crisis and takeovers

The Leeds owner, Andrea Radrizzani, has called for a Premier League Two, saying the Championship does not make enough TV money for the division to be sustainable, which condemns its clubs to repeated crisis and takeovers.

The Championship is blighted, he said, by EFL money being too little and shared with clubs in Leagues One and Two, and the “huge gap” with clubs relegated from the Premier League benefitting from multimillion-pound parachute payments. Radrizzani, who took over Leeds in January 2017 and claims to have received and turned down takeover offers for the club, said fellow chairmen, who he did not identify, agree a reconstruction is needed.

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