Leeds United's wage bill disclosed: Whites paying around £20m in total to club staff

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The latest finance report may be of interest to Leeds United fans.

Leeds United’s latest accounts have been published by Companies House and of particular interest is the amount of money that was paid to the club’s staff in the year from 2014 to 2015.

The total wage bill, that covered not only players but all staff at Elland Road, dropped by £2.5million to just under £20million.

When you consider Leeds made £9.8million in transfers in the same period, their outgoings are not something to worry about at this stage.

That said it will be interesting to see how Leeds owner Massimo Cellino deals with the prospect of keeping the Premier League’s big names away when it comes to offering new contracts to the likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor in years to come, if they are to continue to operate relatively frugally, at least in footballing terms.

Leeds are currently struggling for consistency in the Championship and their 4-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last time out leaves them 18th in the second tier, nine points clear of the relegation zone with plenty of time left to see them pulled into a battle they would not have seen coming a few short weeks ago.

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