Leeds United have been handed a major boost as news emerges over the club receiving a Premier League windfall.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side ended the season in style in the last few weeks of the campaign, racking up four consecutive wins, producing some superb performances to secure wins over the likes of Spurs and Burnley.
That late flurry of points saw them leapfrog the likes of Everton and Aston Villa into ninth, and Football Insider have now revealed a report which shows the financial impact of their strong end to the season.
They claim that Leeds have “pocketed a stunning £133m broadcasting windfall from their first season back in the Premier League.
“This is made up of an equal share of £76m from domestic and overseas rights, £21m prize money for where they finished in the table, a £19m facility fee for their number of live matches and £17m overseas TV money.”
As is commonly known, the Premier League’s prize money is broken down by where a team finishes, so Leeds’ late-season form saw them clinch a bigger sum of money than they originally would have had they finished somewhere outside of the top ten.
The Elland Road club won their final four league games of the Premier Lague season, which meant they finished in 9th place. Had they failed to win two of those four games, they would have finished as a bottom-half side, which would have meant they’d have received less prize money.
With the pandemic takings its toll on every club’s finances up and down the country, and across the world too, that bit of extra cash from finishing the season strong is a welcome boost ahead of the summer transfer window.
Andrea Radrizzani will be absolutely buzzing that Bielsa’s side were able to go on a really hot streak and secure that extra windfall, and it could even prove to be the difference when it comes to putting down that little bit more to secure a potential transfer target this summer.