A message from the club's owners...
We are aware of growing speculation regarding new investment at Leeds United. As can be expected with a club as fantastic as Leeds United, since our acquisition we have received several offers to invest in the club alongside us. The most recent offer was for a majority stake and has not been accepted.
Although we continue to seek strategic investors, we will only bring on board those who we feel can make a positive contribution to the sustainable success of Leeds United.
It has now been a little over seven weeks since GFH Capital completed our acquisition of this great football club and we are delighted with the progress made since the Press Conference on December 21.
Firstly, it is important to reiterate how thrilled we are to be here working with a great team of people at the club and a superb set of supporters - a lot of whom we met at the Christmas party.
On the pitch, we were thrilled to bring in quality players such as Steve Morison, Michael Tonge, Stephen Warnock and Ryan Hall. They, along with our extended contracts for El Hadji Diouf and Sam Byram, are great additions to the squad and will provide a great boost as we head further into the second half of the season. There is also the FA Cup 5th Round tie against Manchester City to come and we know you are all as excited about that as us.
Off the pitch, we have made significant investment of working capital that was crucial to keeping the club running. We have created official Leeds United Twitter and Facebook pages to allow you, the fans, to follow the latest club news from inside Elland Road.
Through dialogue with fans, we knew it was important that you had official accounts to follow and that we had an official voice allowing us to interact with you. In the short time that they have been running we have amassed nearly 30,000 followers on Twitter, an incredible number which we will continue to build on through innovative and interesting content. We would like to thank you for your support of @LUFC and hope you enjoy following it.
Another point raised by countless Leeds United fans that contacted us during the takeover was the importance of half-season tickets. That coupled with our desire to bring fans back to Elland Road led to the introduction of those tickets before Christmas.
Fan interaction is key, which is why we are excited to be holding our first fans forum on February 18 at Elland Road to give you the chance to put your questions to us. For more details and tickets please see here.
In our short but incredibly exciting time here we have also met with numerous local politicians and councillors to get to understand their views and opinions. We see this as a crucial part of ensuring that the local Leeds community is moving forward together, united in its goal to produce the very best for the club.
On top of producing the best results on the pitch, it is our aim to expand and strengthen the Leeds United brand both here in Leeds and across the globe with the thousands of fans that follow the club from abroad.
As always we welcome your views via e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook, and we will continue to take those on board to help build this club back and take it to where we believe it should be.
Marching on Together!