Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani keen to copy Wolves' transfer model

The criticisms are surrounding the relationship between the Wolves owners and Jorge Mendes

The criticisms are surrounding the relationship between the Wolves owners and Jorge Mendes

Radrizzani, 43, has written to the EFL, Premier League and Football Association, following a series of tweets posted in the aftermath of Leeds' 0-3 home defeat to Wolves last Wednesday, questioning the legitimacy of the link between Wolves' owners and agent Jorge Mendes.

Radrizzani's counterpart, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has called his comments laughable and are down to the Italian "feeling the pressure" after a disappointing first season at Elland Road.

"I want to understand the rules so I can act like them", Radrizzani told BBC Sport.

"To do it I might need to have five or six players on loan from an important agent or important clubs in Europe".

"I need to understand if it's practical as I would like to do the same", the Leeds supremo added.

I was frustrated about my team before the game with Wolverhampton, which I went to with not much hope to be honest, because I understand they have another level of quality on the pitch.

Radrizzani clarified that he does know many agents and if he can take advantage of their help within the rules and if it is possible to use the "leverage" of agents, he would consider it.

"I might not even need an agent because I have good relations with many football teams in Europe personally".

It is believed several other Championship clubs, including Aston Villa and Derby County, have made complaints to the EFL about the Mendes link with Wolves. On Saturday I met him and said 'what happened?'.

Now under the stewardship of Heckingbottom, Leeds have won just once since Boxing Day - a run of results that has left the club's supporters and board less than impressed.

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"I know everything about the rules of the league and the FA and the EFL knows our dealings, every transfer document, agent fees, all information is recorded in their library".

Now the FA's rule on shared ownership state - "No club may enter into an agreement which enables any party, other than the club itself, to influence materially the club's policies or the performance of its teams or players in matches and/or competitions".