Report suggests new kit deal funded Leeds United's move for Chris Wood

Chris Wood of Leicester City

The new deal with Kappa this summer has caused some controversy.

This summer Leeds United needed to change up their squad after a poor season in 2914-15 that saw them flirt with relegation and make more headlines off the pitch than on it.

One position that needed to be strengthened was in attack. Billy Sharp and Steve Morison both left for League One with Sheffield United and Millwall respectively and a gap had opened up. The man they felt could plug said gap was New Zealand international Chris Wood.

Leeds splashed out to sign the Kiwi from Leicester City - beating many Championship rivals to his coveted signature.

Now an interesting report has emerged suggesting how Leeds paid for the player. The Independent have suggested that the new sponsorship deal with Kappa paid for the Wood deal, which could be worth up to £3 million.

It comes amid reports of legal action by former kit manufacturer Macron - who had their deal with the Yorkshire club ended early by maverick owner Massimo Cellino - again, according to The Independent.

Macron had one year left of their partnership with Leeds when Kappa were brought in to replace them and, it seems, back the club sufficiently in the financial sense to bring in the new striker the club craved.

It could however prove costly if Leeds have to pay out for the final year of Macron's deal.

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