By Wayne Veysey

19th Apr, 2018 | 11:25am

Leeds handed stunning £7.6m windfall - report

By Richard Parks

Leeds United’s participation in this season’s Championship has earned them £7.6million, according to a report.

Trinity Mirror site Leeds Live have crunched the numbers for the Yorkshire giants as well as each of England’s 24 second-tier side as a result of their Championship participation in 2017-18.

It is said that United’s total earnings will be one of the highest in the division even though they are 14th in the table and destined for a mid-table finish.

Leeds have earned a £2.3million basic award from the Sky Sports TV deal, a further £4.5million solidarity payment from the Premier League and a supplementary £760,000 of TV cash.

The total amount is £7.56million.

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Intriguingly, United will earn more TV cash than leaders Wolves, who will have picked up £690,000 by the end of the season.

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Leeds’ windfall is a tidy sum, and is a sizeable element of their total revenue, but it only serves to illustrate the gap between the riches of the Premier League and the Championship. Last season, bottom club Sunderland earned £99million of TV cash from competing in the English top flight, a sum that it would take Leeds 13 years to earn from participating in the second tier. That is a sobering thought for owner Andrea Radrizzani as he prepares to make a series of key decisions over management and players following a wretched campaign that has failed massively to live up to expectations.

In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that Andrea Radrizzani is ready to end the careers of 13 senior players at the club in a jawdropping cull.

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