Leeds could land sensational £126m windfall after deal struck - Kieran Maguire

Leeds United will pocket £126million from the new Premier League TV deal if they repeat this season’s success in 2021-22.

That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after the top-flight renewed its £4.8billion deal with Sky, BT and Amazon.

The rollover deal will begin next season and span until the end of the 2024-25 campaign.

Leeds have guaranteed a top-half finish and could place as high as 8th after Sunday’s final match against West Brom.

Maguire revealed that the broadcasting companies’ affection for the Leeds brand means they are line for a monumental jackpot if they achieve a similar finish next season.

“Let’s assume that they finish 9th,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“The side finishing bottom will get around £90m and then you’re looking at a £2m increase for every place you move up. So that takes us up to about £112m.

“Then for every one match over 10 matches that you are chosen to be on TV, you get a facility fee of an extra £1m.

“A facility fee is paid in accordance with how often you’re on TV. Somebody told me that they will have 24 facility fees. 

“So if Leeds are on 24 times then that’s an extra £14m. We’re talking about £126m.

“They are a good team to watch from a broadcaster’s perspective from a number of reasons.

“A) They play good football, B) they’ve got good fans and C) because they polarise opinions from fans of other clubs.

“Some fans, the likes of Man United and Chelsea, will watch in the hope to see them lose.”

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