Leeds United could profit big from a government rethink regarding the distribution of wealth in the Premier League.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after a fan-led review into football ownership was announced.
The government says the review will focus on “ownership models, governance, how finance flows through the game.”
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has in the past voiced his frustrations about the structures of football funnelling wealth into the hands of a select few.
Maguire explained that a system that distributed wealth more evenly would be brilliant news for Radrizzani and company.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I did some calculations based on the NFL style of distribution where clubs keep 60 per cent of gate receipts.
“In this model, the other 40 per cent goes into a pool and is shared by the other clubs. The same goes for merchandise meanwhile. It’s something they might consider.
“In short, this would reduce the gap between the top and the bottom of the Premier League. It would make it easier for teams like Leeds to climb the ladder.
“You could give, say, 25 per cent of broadcast income to the EFL and scrap parachute payments. That would subsequently result in a huge change.
“A new distribution method would certainly have its merits but I think there would be an awful lot of pushback.”
After the European Super League was announced in April, Radrizzani took to Twitter to register his fury.
He wrote that the plans were “absolutely against the sporting spirit, the dream of millions of fans to conquer the championships on the field.”