The mail claim Leeds have increased their survival bonuses paid out to squad by £13m – a total payout of £48m if Jesse Marsch keeps the Whites in the Premier League. Leeds beat Watford 3-0 on Sunday.
Leeds continued their improved form in Saturday afternoon’s 3-0 win against Watford, picking up 10 points from a possible 12. Victories over Norwich and Wolves put Leeds in a much better position.
Now the victory over Watford was perfect. Everton beat Manchester United meaning Leeds were under pressure later on Saturday – Burnley expected to beat Norwich. But Leeds mastered the pressure with a 3-0 win.
Not only that, Norwich shocked Burnley on Sunday – and won 2-0. It means Leeds have now closed a nine-point lead between themselves and the bottom three, even with Burnley and Everton having games in hand.
This means Survival Bonus payouts are likely to come at the end of the season and the Mail reports that Andrea Radrizzani has increased bonuses to a whopping £48m from last season’s £35m.
£48m survival bonuses: Premier League survival is costly for Leeds
Leeds have been brilliant since Marsch came along and survival is now almost a guarantee – even if there is still a lot of football to be played. But splashing out £48m for the club’s players is certainly expensive.
Yes, the TV money will bring Leeds plenty of profits and the club themselves announced a profit for 2020-21. However, a summer reshuffle is expected with plenty of new signings – so spending £48million is already a significant achievement.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/11/report-leeds-to-pay-48m-out-in-bonuses-this-summer-if-marsch-keeps-whites-up/ Leeds will pay out £48m in bonuses this summer if Marsch keeps Whites up