By Adefunmiloye Alani

12th Nov, 2021 | 1:43pm

Kieran Maguire: Leeds can only spend £99million on transfers under FFP rules

Leeds United will be able to spend £99million in a rolling three-year period and still operate within Financial Fair Play limits, claims Kieran Maguire.

As shared by Sportsmail, the University of Liverpool football finance lecturer has done an in-depth analysis of all Premier League clubs’ potential transfer spending with FFP limits, and the figures are rather decent for the Elland Road outfit.

Leeds are behind seven other English top-flight clubs in the FFP ‘wiggle room’, and it remains to be seen whether the amount they could spend overall before they hit the FFP limit could be boosted.

Bad news?

As Maguire explained, the limit is not a target but an allowable loss that has to be funded by owners, so some massive commercial deals would help expand the allowable expenditure.

However, it remains to be seen if any is on the cards for the Elland Road outfit for now, and fans should not expect any splashing of the cash anytime soon.

Leeds are not heavy spenders, parting with around £43million in the summer on the acquisitions of Dan James and Junior Firpo and a permanent deal for Jack Harrison.

With their struggles so far this term, it is clear that Marcelo Bielsa could do with more quality in his squad given their lack of depth in many positions.

Injuries have hampered their chances of impressing and building on last season’s ninth-place finish, but that would not be an excuse should they fail to stay up.

Leeds are eyeing a place in European spots going forward, though, but that could take time as they clearly do not have the means to fund such a project right now.

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