'No takeover at Leeds United' - Hull FC owner Adam Pearson
Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has issued a statement this morning dismissing continued media speculation that he is to lead a takeover at Leeds United.
And the Black and Whites owner says his full financial backing and focus remains at the Super League club.
“It’s a funny one because Hull FC is mine. I own the club, it’s my baby and I want to grow and develop it. Football is my business and I’ll always get rumours and connections in football as that’s my industry,” Pearson told the club website.
“Leeds is a club that I live close to and I’ve worked there before so I understand how big a club it is but at this minute in time, it’s not for me. My focus is completely on Hull FC and my other business interests.
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“There’ll be no movement to Elland Road in the near future. This is my complete focus and so I’d like to squash those rumours once and for all. I’ve not made a single comment in the press about it and all my focus and financial backing is on this club.
“Certainly I won’t be leaving FC until there’s some silverware and we’re established as a top Super League club. I want to win something and try to get into that top four.”