Leeds United could have their Premier League survival confirmed tonight and secure £135million.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively ahead of West Brom’s clash with Southampton.
Fulham’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Friday means the Baggies are the only side in the bottom three who can mathematically catch Leeds in the Premier League table.
But anything other than a win for Sam Allardyce’s side would confirm survival for the Whites – though in reality it was confirmed months ago.
Maguire explains that with broadcast income and hospitality revenue, Leeds can “add a one in front of that” in terms of what they stand to gain in 2021-22.
“It’s well worth it, of course,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“Being in the Premier League next season is worth potentially £120m in TV money for a mid-table team.
“Plus, you’re getting more from sponsors and you’re able to charge more from hospitality when you’re at home to Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool compared to, and I say this with no disrespect, Millwall, Reading and Preston.
“It’s a small snip of the benefits, £35m. You can add a one in front of that number in terms of the benefits you get for being in the Premier League.”
Leeds have won hearts and minds with their high-octane playing style in their first season in the Premier League in 16 years.
Their white-knuckle approach has transformed into results and Marcelo Bielsa‘s side are eying a top-half finish with seven games to play.