By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

15th Mar, 2023 | 11:10am

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We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson has predicted multiple Leeds United players to depart Elland Road if the Whites are relegated back to Championship.

The Athletic claim (10 March) that there’s a concern at the club over a number of players have relegation clauses inserted into their contracts, which could enforce wage reductions if they go down.

Robinson has previously warned of the “huge financial” loss relegation could ensue and has suggested some of Leeds’ assets depart the club in the summer.

“You would think that all the players have some sort of relegation clause in their contracts,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“A lot of players will have a percentage of a wage cut which will then fit into a Championship wage structure, some players will have a transfer release clause.

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“And some players will be allowed to leave for free, but I don’t think there will be many of those. That was probably one of the attractions which saw McKennie come to the club in January.

“It was a case of if Leeds do go down both parties can shake hands and go their separate ways.”

Leeds’ fight to beat the drop continues on Saturday (18 March) as Javi Gracia’s side travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A win over Julen Lopetegui’s side will take the Whites to within one point of the West Midlanders, who currently occupy 13th place.

In other Leeds news, the club are set to finalise a first-team transfer this month with negotiations over a contract ongoing.

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