Ex-Leeds keeper Robinson: Of course Americans influencing transfer policy

Former Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson is convinced the club’s American shareholders had a say on transfer policy this summer.

49ers Enterprises CMO Alex Chang saying the NFL franchise have had no say on the growing American presence at the Whites’ last week.

Speaking on the SportsPro Podcast, 49ers chief Chang said “we have nothing to do with that” when talking about the summer signings of US internationals Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson. However, Robinson doesn’t quite believe that suggestion.

“It seems a real shift in power,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News. “You’d be naive to not see the American influence. If you look at the appointment of the manager, me and a lot of other pundits had to do a lot of work before he came in to find out about Marsch, as well as the players he signed.

“He’s worked with some of them in the past and has a close relationship with them. I don’t think any of that would have happened if it wasn’t for an American influence. It’s obvious, isn’t it?”