Leeds United are on course to receive approximately £20million extra in prize money than they would have done if they were battling relegation.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Leeds’ 0-0 draw with Man United on Sunday.
That result was Marcelo Bielsa‘s side’s sixth successive Premier League game without defeat and lifts them into 9th place in the table.
They have faced difficult fixtures against Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea in that six-game stretch.
Maguire explained that Leeds will receive an extra £3m for every place they climb in the standings this season.
“It is now so rewarding to go up a single place,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“Because the international TV rights prize money goes up depending on your position in the table, each place you finish is worth £3m.”
“They’re going to get around an extra £20m if they finish mid-table rather than in the bottom three.
“Their performances in the Premier League have been fantastic this season. Even when they’ve not won matches they’ve still won plaudits and you have to credit them for that.”
The 0-0 draw with their rivals at Old Trafford was the sixth time the Whites have picked up points against a member of the current top six this season.
Leeds are on track for their best league finish since the 2001-02 campaign with five games left to play.