Finance Expert: Shocks at play as Leeds United bank new windfall from FIFA
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Dan Plumley has insisted that Leeds United have really benefitted after windfalls from the FIFA World Cup were announced in recent weeks.
The finance expert admitted shocks were at play which effected the cash injections, with Rasmus Kristensen and Denmark crashing out to Australia in the group stages.
Leeds managed to bank £502,000 in the end thanks to Kristensen, Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams, with none of them going further than the round of 16.
“I think you can play it a number of different ways based on the club and the players they have got,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.
“You’ll know you have that money coming in regardless and then you’ll be looking at the players that are playing for national teams and where they may go and might get.
“We’ve seen a few shocks which has meant that some of the bigger teams have not reached the stages they were expected to make and that’s had a dent in the amount of money available here, but still £502,000 for basically nothing is still a benefit to the club, irrespective of how many players who have at the World Cup.”
Andrea Radrizzani will not complain about any additional income for essentially doing nothing, especially when it will help offset wages while no other revenue was coming in.
Jesse Marsch will also be happy, knowing that extra cash is coming into the club ahead of the January transfer window, where business needs to be done.
Bring it on.