Leeds United club-record signing could have contract clause – pundit
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Paul Robinson has suggested Georginio Rutter could have a relegation release clause in his contract despite the club-record signing only joining in the January window.
The Athletic reported (10 March) there’s concern at Elland Road over potential clauses in a number of players’ contracts, should the club be relegated to the Championship.
Despite no specific players being mentioned, Robinson has earmarked Rutter as one who could have a relegation release clause inserted into his deal.
“Everyone who is at a club of similar stature will have a form of relegation clause in their contract – clubs won’t be able to survive without it,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.
“Rutter I suggest is another one who could have a relegation release clause along with McKennie.”
Javi Gracia and the board will be desperate for these potential relegation clauses to be avoided. It’s clear they are there for a reason, but it’s a scenario which cannot be contemplated.
Next up for Leeds is a trip to the West Midlands to face Wolverhampton Wanderers before a daunting trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal.