Leeds United predicted to win £110.2m cash windfall in financial forecast
Leeds United are predicted to earn around £110.2m from Premier League central funds and prize cash this season, despite potential relegation, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Each club’s reward is made up of six separate elements, for example, equal shares of domestic and overseas TV deals, and differing amounts of domestic and overseas cash based on their league position.
According to the report [28 May], this season’s payout for all 20 Premier League clubs is expected to be around £2.7billion combined from the league.
And according to the Mail on Sunday newspaper, [28 May, page 106], Leeds United are expected to pocket £110.2m despite sitting in the relegation places heading into the Premier League final day.
The above table just goes to show how the Premier League is streets ahead in terms of finances and revenues compared to the rest of Europe’s top five leagues.
While a club in La Liga and Serie A could suffer substantially from dropping out of the league, clubs in the Premier League are guaranteed a rather healthy sum, despite being one of the worst in the division.
And that is the fate Leeds United are about to taste should they fail to secure their Premier League status for next season, and from looking at how the table is shaping up heading into the encounter against Tottenham, things are looking rather bleak for the Whites.
If all else fails, the Leeds United board and management can rest assured they will have funds for a potential summer rebuild aiding their quest for a quick-fire return to the Premier League for the 2024/25 campaign.
Relegation is never easy for any club, but in the Premier League, things are very different and clubs can take solace from the fact that you’re strangely rewarded for suffering such an ill-fated plight.