Leeds United could gain multi-million windfall from Premier League over achievers

Could Leeds United be in line to scoop £millions from the sale of Danny Rose from Tottenham Hotspur.

With owner Andrea Radrizanni admitting that this could be a tough summer in the transfer market, this could be a shot in the arm for fans as we enter silly season.

Rose was a £900k signing from Leeds by Spurs in 2007, with Phil Hay revealing that he had a 10% sell on clause as part of the deal.

Victor Orta Director of Football at Leeds United and Andrea Radrizzani owner of Leeds United chatting during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Utd and Leeds United at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England on 10 February 2018. Picture by Paul Thompson.

Given interest from Manchester City last season amounting to a rumoured fee being £50m, Leeds could be looking at a tidy little sum if that interest returns.

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Rumours have only been fuelled with the admission from Rose himself that his immediate future may well lay away from North London with his comments to Sky Sports following England’s draw with Switzerland on Sunday.

Speaking after the match Rose said, “I know my age and I know how the club’s run in terms of if you get to a certain age they may look to ship you on” adding, “It’s been no secret that my names been mentioned a few times in terms of players moving on and I’ll be sitting tight over the next few weeks and seeing what happens. Either way I’ll be prepared.”

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Sky Sports later reported that Pochettino was ready to listen to offers for both his full-backs as he looks to rebuild his squad this summer.

Should he be sold for a fee around last years valuation, Leeds would be looking at a £5m bonus, though £50m is probably a little unlikely now, a clause fee of between £2-4m would certainly seem realistic.

Good news for Leeds United fans at a time when money is the main headline for the West Yorkshire club.

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