By Jonty Banks

3rd Feb, 2023 | 6:10pm

Leeds United set to pocket £350,000 if they progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

Leeds United could be set to pocket £350,000 if they overcome either Fulham or Sunderland in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Whites confirmed their name would be in the hat for the fifth round of the domestic cup with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley last weekend (Saturday 28 January).

The Yorkshire Post reported (7 January) that any side who successfully progressed through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup would claim a prize pot of £225,000, while TV rights added yet further riches.

With Jesse Marsch’s side set to play live on BBC One on Tuesday 28 February, the FA confirmed on Friday (3 February) that each club involved in a televised match would receive £125,000 in addition to any payment made from the competitions prize fund.

Such a significant payday will put stop to any calls that Marsch should rotate his side and look to rest players for crucial upcoming Premier League matches, despite the club’s crazy schedule.

The further Leeds progress in the Cup competition, the more money they will naturally pocket, with £450,000 awarded to any quarter-final winners and £1million given to any team who progresses to the final.

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With Marsch’s squad bolstered in numerous positions during the January transfer window and a favourable tie against Premier League rivals Fulham or Championship-level Sunderland side awaiting, this is a brilliant opportunity to go deep in the competition.

The club brought three high-profile signings to Elland Road during the winter window, with Austrian international Max Wober, club-record signing Georginio Rutter, and Weston McKennie all adding increased competition for places.

The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been knocked out of the FA Cup in the early stages, and a couple of strong draws from the hat could see Leeds have a decent run in the coming months.

In other Leeds United news, the club launched an audacious deadline day bid to bring in a midfielder on loan.