Leeds are set to receive a $620,000 payment from FIFA after having several of their players make appearances in the World Cup in Qatar.
Among those who featured in the tournament are Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson, both of which represented the USMNT who were knocked out by the Netherlands at the round of 16 stage.
Right-back Rasmus Kristensen also turned out three times for Denmark, a side who underperformed by finishing bottom of their group in the World Cup’s opening stages.
Dan James, currently out on loan at fellow Premier League outfit Fulham, also made three appearances for Rob Page’s Wales side. Like Denmark, they also finished bottom of their group.
As for former Whites players, Raphinha was a regular fixture of a strong Brazil side whereas Kalvin Phillips performed a much lesser role for Gareth Southgate’s England, featuring twice as a substitute.
Both Raphinha and Phillips faced quarter-final exits against Croatia and France, respectively.
The Athletic have confirmed today [15 December] that Leeds are set to net a considerable $620,000 sum for the appearances these players made in the tournament.
Whilst this cash injection may pale in significance when compared to the $4m that top-earners Manchester City are being paid, it is better than nothing.
It is hard to see this money being invested in anything drastic immediately, but as far as the club’s finances go, every little helps.
The hope is that, with the young squad that Leeds manager Jesse Marsch has at his disposal, those players will develop in a way that sees far more Whites players being involved in the next World Cup tournament in 2026.