Leeds United were one of the first clubs in England to defer the wages of their squad during the COVID-19 pandemic this season.
Angus Kinnear delivered a heartfelt thanks to the Whites squad at the recent end-of-season awards ceremony, as their gesture helped them save hundreds of jobs.
It was all worth it in the end, with Leeds cruising to the Championship title – finishing with a 10-point gap to West Brom in second.
Now that promotion to the Premier League is secured, Andrea Radrizzani is in a position to repay his Whites squad.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein has reported that the Leeds squad will receive all of their deferred wages on the next payday at Elland Road.
As well as that, the Leeds squad are set to receive a “small goodwill bonus” on top of that for all of their achievements this season.
The wages of everyone at Elland Road will return to normal as of August, with the Premier League set to return at the beginning of September.
Leeds are in a great position going into the Premier League, with the financial benefits through the roof for any club earning promotion.
The kit deal with Adidas is very lucrative for the next five years, and Radrizzani will know that he is in charge of one of the biggest clubs in the country even more now after this season’s achievements.
You only have to look at the deals that Leeds are being linked with. Gent’s president has confirmed that the Whites are interested in Jonathan David, and he is valued at £27million minimum.
If Leeds can now afford those levels of transfer fees, they can certainly pay back their players’ wages and that is exactly what Radrizzani is set to do.
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