Tottenham or Liverpool can give Leeds financial boost, but it's this month or nothing

With Fabian Delph's future up in the air at Aston Villa, this month is the final chance for Leeds to benefit from a sell-on clause.

A big month is ahead for England international midfielder Fabian Delph.

The 25-year-old's Aston Villa contract runs out in June, and he has been strongly linked with a transfer to either Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur.

The upshot of his future has implications for Delph's former club Leeds, who stand to benefit from a sell-on clause if a transfer is approved.

The Elland Road club are in need of all the financial help they can get, currently under a transfer embargo from the Football League owing to losses.

The Telegraph reported at the end of last year: "Although there was no financial benefit to Leeds for his England involvement, they are due a sell-on if Delph leaves Villa."

This was said to be in the region of 12.5 per cent, which at the least would leave Leeds with a windfall of around £800,000 if rumoured transfer fees Villa are demanding are to be believed.

This is however a fork in the road for Delph, for if he does not secure a transfer this month, he can leave on a free transfer in the summer.

While this may be tempting for the midfielder, it would be an unwelcome situation for his former club, who would be left with nothing and miss out on a financial windfall.

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