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Hollywood star Russell Crowe drops further Leeds ownership hint

Actor Russell Crowe has failed to quash the rumours that he may be interested in buying Leeds United, after once again discussing his passion for the Yorkshire club, reports the Metro.

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The Gladiator star had revealed his potential interest in buying the Championship side, by asking his 1.6 million followers on Twitter whether they thought one day owning the club would be a good idea, and after receiving a fairly emphatic response, the 50-year-old has gone into a little more detail about his thoughts and frustrations as the team look set for another year outside the Premier League.

“I love the club. I want nothing but success for the club. But like many other Leeds fans – and probably in fact 99.9 per cent – I’m getting a little impatient,” Crowe revealed.

The club are currently in another situation of ownership limbo, as former President Massimo Cellino walked away from Elland Road, after being banned from running the side by the Football League, and there seems to be doubts about whether he will return in the future. But the actor explained how he has helped another struggling sports team back onto its feet.

“I own a rugby league team in Australia which, again, is my childhood team and they were a champion team when I was younger,” he added.

“Then they’d fallen in to a state of disarray and they were perennial losers. So, nine years ago, I put my cheque book where my mouth is and bought the club.”

Whilst abstaining from confirming whether a bid would be forthcoming for Leeds, Crowe did express a desire to see the sleeping giants back at the top table of English football.

“I have learnt a lot in nine years – it would give me nothing but pleasure to see that white army marching on together, getting back in the Premiership and being where they should be.”

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