Leeds United will finally end their 16-year absence from the Premier League next season.
The Whites romped to the Championship title last season, finishing 10 points above their nearest rivals West Brom after winning their final six games.
There are a number of upgrades that Leeds and Andrea Radrizzani will need to make at Elland Road, with limited time to complete them due to COVID-19.
The Premier League will require Leeds to upgrades their floodlights, media facilities and their substitute benches.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth has reported how much it could cost the Whites to make the changes.
“Much of what needs to happen to a stadium, like Bramall Lane or Elland Road, revolves around satisfying the requirements of broadcasters,” he wrote.
“Recently promoted clubs have to spend between five and £10m to get up to spec’ and meet the paymasters’ standards.
“You spend money to make much, much more money.”
Smyth did mention in his report that Leeds will earn anything up to £100million from the Premier League TV deal, so even if they do spend £10million, they will be making up to £90million in profit for a one-off transaction.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire exclusively told MOT Leeds News that the first tranche of broadcasting money will be received shortly.
That should fund Leeds’ upgrades, something that is desperately needed in West Yorkshire after so many years outside the top-flight.
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