NBA star Russell Westbrook joins 49ers group in Leeds takeover

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Russell Westbrook, a nine-time All-Star in the NBA, has announced that he has purchased shares in the 49ers group, which is currently in the process of acquiring Leeds United.

This makes Westbrook another prominent figure to invest in the English Championship club. 

Joining him in this venture are American golfers Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, as they also plan to buy shares in the 49ers group.

The investment division of the San Francisco 49ers, known as 49ers Enterprises, has been a shareholder in Leeds since they first invested in May 2018.

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“I was lucky enough to have conversations with some of the partners in this deal, who already have ownership, the 49ers,” Westbrook said at a sports and entertainment summit held by Sportico.

“So I was lucky enough to talk through that with friends, talking with my business partner as well about different things and having conversations, figuring out if this was the right deal and how we could make it different.”

Andrea Radrizzani, the owner of Leeds, has agreed to sell his ownership share to the investment division of the San Francisco 49ers NFL team following their relegation from the Premier League.

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