By Joe Ellis

15th Dec, 2022 | 8:40pm

Leeds United to profit further from Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips after World Cup involvement

Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha have earned Leeds United even more money due to their involvement at the World Cup, according to The Athletic.

Both players were sold in the summer for huge transfer fees to take the next steps in their careers with Phillips heading to Manchester City and Raphinha to Barcelona.

There are future add-ons in both deals but the World Cup has seen some perhaps unforeseen income heading the way of Andrea Radrizzani and Elland Road.

Due to the fact they were both just sold in the summer, a big portion of the compensation FIFA are paying for their World Cup involvement goes to Leeds United instead of their current clubs.

Phillips has helped the Whites pocket £147,000 with Raphinha bringing in a similar amount while Dan James brought in nearly £50,000.

Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Ramus Kristensen all helped the club pocket some extra funds but they have the same conditions having all signed in the summer.

Take it

£147,000 might not seem like a lot compared to the millions of pounds they were both sold for by Jesse Marsch this summer but their current clubs will be getting even less than that for the inconvenience.

It does help to repay the money lost on Adams, Aaronson and Kristensen with the latter not even reaching the knockout rounds with Denmark.

The American duo did at least manage an extra game adding to the three group-stage matches but the Netherlands were too good for them when it really mattered.

Victor Orta is unlikely to be able to make any kind of big move with this amount of money but it perhaps does give him the license to offer that tiny bit more to a player’s agent to sweeten the deal.

Action has to be taken in January to stop another relegation scrap from becoming reality at Elland Road and they will take any cash they can find right now to make it happen.

In other Leeds United news, an approach has already been made for this sought-after attacker to make his way to LS11.