Leeds United are committed to paying over £25million for a move to a new world class training headquarters as reported by Football Insider.
Next week it is believed that swift progress will be made as the Championship club look to secure a new home. They have been in discussions regarding the move for some time and it now looks like things are progressing.
Although it is something that will improve the club the entire project, which will include new bases for the first team and academy, is expected to cost more than £25million, although the final figure has not yet been confirmed.
With talks ongoing, the new training base won’t be completed for another few years as they work their way through the planning process before they begin the building work.
Council chiefs have indicated the plan will be approved when they go before Leeds City Council’s executive board next Wednesday.
That will be a major boost to chairman Andrea Radrizzani and the board as they look to secure a new home just a few hundred metres away from Elland Road.
It will include high-class performance sports pitches and gyms, specialist nutrition facilities and physio rooms as well as a Category One status academy set-up.
Surveys and planning applications will still need to be completed but this is undoubtedly a step in the right direction for Leeds United as they aim to improve the infrastructure around the club and if they can achieve promotion back to the Premier League this would be the icing on the cake.