Leeds United face £90m exodus for Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha amid relegation twist
Leeds United could lose Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha for a combined total of £90million in the summer due to relegation release clauses in their contracts, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper reports that the Whites “are facing a potential exodus of top players” if they are relegated from the Premier League with clubs ready to release the aforementioned release clauses.
It is understood that Andrea Radrizzani has given most of Leeds’ top players release clauses in their deals and those for Phillips, Bamford and Raphinha average at around £30million.
The Daily Mail adds that there are also clauses in contracts that would see players suffer pay cuts should they drop back into the Championship.
If Leeds do go down, we would expect a whole host of players to move on.
Phillips and Raphinha are obvious ones to go while we’d also expect there to be a lot of interest in players like Jack Harrison and Illan Meslier.
However, it’s a bit different with Bamford as the England striker has spent almost all of this season injured.
Who’d want to buy a crock heading for his 30s for around £30million with just one proven Premier League season under his belt?
That sounds harsh on Bamford but it is true. Either way, we’d love for him to stay in the Championship and help fire us back to the Premier League.
Leeds do look as though they’re favourites to be relegated due to the fact that have just four games left to play compared to Everton’s five and have much tougher fixtures.
Jesse Marsch’s side also have a worse goal difference and major injury issues with Stuart Dallas joining what seems to be an ever-growing list of issues.
Relegation does look likely but let’s at least wait and see how the summer pans out before making any solid predictions about player sales and how much they’ll fetch for the Whites.
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