By Dan Plumley

3rd Oct, 2022 | 12:10pm

Dan Plumley: Leeds United would be due compensation if Chelsea go for Victor Orta

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Dan Plumley has insisted that Leeds United will be due compensation should Chelsea progress with talks to bring in Victor Orta as their new Sporting Director.

The Finance Expert admits that the role is becoming more popular and prominent, comparing it to the changing of managers now where money is passed between clubs.

With the appeal growing in recent years, the role is expanding and most Premier League clubs along with others have that specific director on their board.

“That model of a director of football is expanding,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“You can see the appeal has grown in recent years, and with that, these have become conversations as we have around managers and compensation fees.

“It stands to reason with those roles becoming more prominent and more clubs going down that route, and the profile of the role being raised, you would expect those roles to command a higher salary, and if you want our director of football, you’re going to have to pay a compensation fee.”

The Mirror has reported that talks are set to progress this week with Orta on the list for a possible interview at Stamford Bridge as Todd Boehly puts his foot on the gas.

Jesse Marsch has already addressed the matter and shared that after meeting with the Spaniard, he is very happy at Elland Road and not looking for an exit.

Time will tell what happens next.

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