Leeds United are plotting a major change to their wage structure this summer which will revolutionise their transfer business going forward, according to a reliable journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, one of the most revered reporters covering events at Elland Road, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Whites are looking at changing things up and are willing to splash more cash on securing new stars for the senior side.
the wage structure will shift this summer. Club are definitely open to paying more for individual players. That's not to say they'll get Hernandez but they want him.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) May 16, 2018
The change will be a big change from the way the club have conducted their business in the past and will revolutionise how they pick targets, no longer limited by the restrictions of a stringent wage budget.
Football Insider verdict
As a Championship side Leeds have to consider their finances much more closely than a Premier League side might have to, but it looks as though Andrea Radrizzani is willing to make some changes to bring some success to Elland Road. The change in the wage budget will give the club the opportunity to encourage some much bigger names to make the move and that should represent an improvement in quality running through the senior side. Now it is time for Victor Orta and Paul Heckingbottom to make the best of the Italian owner’s backing and get the quality of recruit that the Elland Road faithful demand after their bitterly disappointing 12 months in the Championship. There will be nowhere to hide if the Whites fail to live up to expectation, and blame will fall at Heckingbottom and Orta’s door. Who will be first through the door? Only time will tell, but fans can expect a whole host of new signings.
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