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Paul Robinson has said that Premier League clubs such as Leeds United should forfeit their share of a potential £83m windfall.

The windfall has come about because Norwich and Watford have already secured promotion straight back up to the Premier League and do not need their allotted parachute payments.

Bournemouth could make it a clean sweep and an even bigger pool of money if they come up through the play-offs.

Football finance expert Kieran Maguire said that the money is set to be divided equally between all Premier League clubs which would see Leeds getting a bonus of at least £4m.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I’d much rather see the money go through the lower leagues even if it means Leeds missing out.

“Yes, the Premier League has suffered along with the rest of the football world but grassroots football has suffered more than anyone.

“If you distribute it from clubs that are already multi-million-pound clubs… some of them don’t need it.

“And there are clubs further down the pyramid that are absolutely desperate for it.

“So, that money should be used properly but with the EFL and the Premier League being separate entities, it would be a very generous offer for the Premier League to distribute it down.”

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We know this is the right thing to do, but we also want Leeds to have as much money to spend in the summer as possible.

It should be distributed down for the greater good but… Illan Meslier only cost us £5m.

Another player like him for free in the summer would be a compelling reason to ignore what’s right.

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