'Leeds United just like young Pamela Anderson with great shape and assets'

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 09, 2012 06:00 hrs

David Haigh, chief executive of Dubai-based investment bank GFH Capital and the man spearheading a 50 million takeover of English football club Leeds United, has compared the Yorkshire based club to a young Pamela Anderson.

Haigh, who is a Leeds fan, said the club is currently in a great shape with great assets and has a great future ahead just like Pam had during her Baywatch days.

GFH capital is expected to have the keys to Elland Road by the end of this month after a series of delays.

"Leeds is like a young Pamela Anderson. It's in great shape, with superb assets and a great future ahead of her," the Sun quoted Haigh, as saying.

"Like any big acquisition we have to be thorough and that's the process we're going through right now. We're almost there and, hopefully, within three weeks it could be done," he added.

"We are working incredibly hard to get the deal done but there are procedures and rules which must be followed," he said.

Leeds lie seventh in the Championship and Haigh, who has been tipped to become chairman when the takeover is eventually rubber stamped, believes promotion to the Premier League this season is a pragmatic target.

Haigh added: "We will put finance and resources into the club. We are a Middle Eastern bank and we do things sensibly." (ANI)

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