Leeds thrilled after agreeing six-figure deal to be bolstered by add-ons - Times
By Richard Parks
Leeds United will be paid more than £100,000 for hosting England’s friendly international against Costa Rica in June, according to a report.
The Times claim the Yorkshire giants will net the initial six-figure sum from the Football Association to be supplemented by add-ons.
It is said that Leeds have agreed to a revenue-sharing scheme that involves the Championship club keeping 75 per cent of the profits from corporate ticket sales.
The Times report that Leeds are “happy” with their agreement with the FA for the friendly, which takes place at Elland Road on 7 June.
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The sale of Wembley to Fulham owner Shahid Khan is likely to mean the opportunity for more pay days for Leeds from England internationals in the future. The club badly need to increase their income, and the ownership of the stadium under Andrea Radrizzani allows them to do that. The six-figure sum is a tidy one, and if the club could host 10 matches for various sports in a calendar year, it would represent a decent addition to the annual turnover of around £30million. Until the club can secure promotion to the Premier League – and that currently looks a long way off – they need all the help they can get.