Leeds United news as football finance expert hails club’s ‘incredible achievement’
Here are your headlines from the Leeds United night out on Sunday 17th October.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire hailed the number of replica shirts sold by Leeds United as an “incredible achievement”.
Athletic’s Phil Hay recently revealed that jersey sales are expected to hover around 300,000, which Maguire believes could allow the club to strike a better deal when the current Adidas deal nears its end.
He told Football Insider: “It’s an incredible achievement.
“Manchester United normally look around the £ 3.2million mark. But, are Leeds’ numbers good compared to the 14 others, yes. They are excellent. compete with the biggest clubs? No. There is still a huge gap to be filled.
“There are two elements in a kit contract. There is normally a flat fee and then you get a commission. Adidas will be happy with the numbers.
“Leeds are going to use that to get a better deal at the renewal. They will want Adidas to improve their game in terms of what they are willing to offer. They could threaten to sign for Nike or Puma. fantastic start. “
Pundit delivers a scathing assessment of Rodrigo
Former England defender Michael Dawson delivered a scathing assessment of Leeds United striker Rodrigo.
In Patrick Bamford’s absence, the Spaniard was used as the lone striker just ahead of Tyler Roberts in the loss to Southampton, but struggled to come out on top in the game.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer on Saturday, Dawson said, “Rodrigo was nonexistent. He was hiding.
“You talk about a center-forward to get serve, he doesn’t have any of that. He couldn’t even go out of his way.”
Read more here.
Leeds United’s full injury list following Southampton loss
It was difficult to defend Leeds United in the aftermath of their loss to Southampton as performances fell worryingly below standards set last season.
However, the Whites were forced to deal with injuries from several key players, including Robin Koch and Kalvin Phillips. Raphinha was also not available, not having had time to recover after his involvement with the Brazil national team.
The absences were certainly felt at St Mary’s Stadium, where Marcelo Bielsa’s men barely put a glove on their opponents.
LeedsLive has put together a list of the players currently being sidelined and you can see it here.