Leeds United players’ wages not paid and club ‘hopes to avoid administration’

By Joseph Keith

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The Leeds United playing ground – Elland Road.

Leeds United players have not been paid their wages for March, amid a row over who should be funding the wage bill.

However, there are now unconfirmed reports from PFA Chief Gordon Taylor that the players will receive a “proportion of their wages” from prospective buyer Massimo Cellino today and that players “agreed to defer wages” this morning.

According to BBC Leeds, the PFA Chief said he “Hopes the club can avoid going into administration.”

The general staff at Elland Road have been paid on schedule but the club’s owners, Gulf Finance House, are still engaged in a power struggle with Mr Cellino. After failing the Football League’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test, which the Italian businessman is currently appealing, the club owners have been locked in talks as to who is responsible for paying players’ wages, according to local media reports.

Leeds United player, and Championship League top scorer, Ross McCormack spoke about the issue on Twitter this morning, he said: “Regardless of what is going on, we have a game tomorrow which us as players owe to everyone, including ourselves, to go out and win! Off to training.”

Yorkshire Voice have contacted Leeds United and The Professional Footballers’ Association and are awaiting a response.

 

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