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Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani calls for ‘Premier League 2’


The Italian believes his membership are being shortchanged by the Championship’s share of TV money

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has criticised the mannequin of the Championship and believes a ‘Premier League 2’ ought to be created to supply a fairer share of TV cash.

The English Football League’s cope with Sky Sports is value virtually £90million per season, though it can rise to £120million between 2019 and 2024.

Andrea Radrizzani believes his club are being shortchanged

Andrea Radrizzani believes his membership are being shortchanged

Championship golf equipment get most of that, as they do with solidarity funds from the Premier League to the EFL, nevertheless this solely provides as much as round £7million per membership.

Top flight golf equipment, then again, get no less than £100million from broadcast offers in England and throughout the globe.

Radrizzani, who accomplished his Leeds takeover in 2017, believes the hole is simply too large.

Speaking on the Leaders Sport Business Summit in London, the 44-year-old Italian mentioned: “The mannequin of the Championship ought to be reconsidered as a result of to maintain altering house owners each one, two, three years just isn’t a good system for the followers, for the golf equipment.

“It is basically not sustainable to remain within the Championship, there are enormous gaps between golf equipment coming down from the Premier League with parachute funds to the opposite groups on decrease budgets. And the cash generated from TV rights is small as a result of it’s break up between 72 golf equipment.

“Maybe they should think about one other method to create worth, Premier League 2 or one thing, that’s sustainable even for the people who find themselves not promoted.

Leeds are often televised on Sky

Leeds are sometimes televised on Sky

“I believe the opposite chairmen would like to open a dialog as a result of the time is on the point of think about what to take action we don’t have a disaster each two years when a membership goes bankrupt or modifications possession.

“I think we should consider that a club like Leeds, that is watched by 500,000-600,000 people live on Sky, is getting only £2-2.5m from the league (in TV rights) and actually penalises us because we’re always on TV, maybe more than 20 times. It doesn’t work.”

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