Leeds United can use loans to mask potential FFP concerns
LeedsLive reporter Beren Cross is unconcerned by suggestions that Leeds United have their January transfer business by Financial Fair Play.
On January 11, Football Insider reported that Leeds can only sign players on loan this month from the Yorkshire club within the limits of what they can spend under the FFP.
However, Cross pointed to financial expert Kieran Maguire’s claim in November that Leeds can spend up to £99million before any worries. [Daily Mail].
The LeedsLive reporter also suggests that permanent deals can be masked as loan deals to avoid breaking FFP rules.
“I’ve read the FFP issues report but it’s not something I’ve come across myself,” Cross wrote in a Q&A on the LeedsLive website.
“Kieran Maguire, a highly regarded football finance expert, researched in November how much each club should spend in January and he calculated that Leeds had up to £99million to spend before they collided. to FFP problems.
“If there were monetary issues, one of the modern trends with permanent transfers is to now declare a permanent signing, when the fine print might say the first year of the deal is technically a loan before becoming permanent the second year of the contract.”
Loans are good
Let’s face it, our midfield needs fixing right now, so it doesn’t matter if we have to sign one or two new players on loan with a view to making them permanent.
Leeds have spent a lot of money since their promotion and haven’t sold any first-team players for a significant sum.
This means Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers spent and spent and spent without receiving any money in return in terms of player trades.
That’s not a bad thing because, at the end of the day, a lot had to be done to get this team to a level where they can survive and potentially thrive in the Premier League.
But if the problems get serious, there are sellable assets in this team, especially in Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.
Of course, we don’t want to see them go, but we have to admit that the summer is going to be huge when it comes to Raphinha’s future.
In other Leeds United news, there is a medical due today for a new move to Elland Road.