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Leeds United owner calls for creation of Premier League 2

Reports have emerged that Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has called on the creation of Premier League 2 to help Championship clubs receive more television revenue.

In 2017, Championship clubs earned around £7.5m from EFL’s TV deal compared to £100m the team that finishes bottom of the Premier League receives plus £75m parachute payments.

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“The Championship model must be reconsidered. We should consider a club like Leeds, watched by millions of people live on Sky, gets only £2.5m up front from the league.

“It actually penalises us because we’re always on TV. So it doesn’t work. We lose money and we are creating a show that is high-interest for everybody.

“We need to consider another way to create a Premier League 2 that can be sustainable, even for teams who are not promoted.

“The time is getting ready to consider what to do so we don’t have a crisis every two years when a club go bankrupt.

“All the clubs should open a discussion to see how we can change this league so it’s sustainable.

“It’s not for me, hopefully I’m going to the Premier League very soon. But it’s for the sport and fans and the clubs.”

 

Football fans gave plenty of reaction to what Radrizzani has said, with many voicing their annoyance and claiming they need to get their act together and win promotion – check those tweets out on the next page.

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