The Whites made a decent splash in the summer transfer window as they brought in Junior Firpo, Jack Harrison and Daniel James for a combined total of just over £51m, and they have set about trying to bring in more money to the club by linking up with trading and investment platform eToro.
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Leeds have spent almost £150 million in the last two summer transfer windows and with their matchday capacity lower than half of the top flight, if they are to improve on last campaign’s ninth-place finish, they will have to maximise their sponsorship deals to give Marcelo Bielsa the best possible budget.
Many Leeds fans are happy on Twitter with this latest sponsorship deal.
What have these Leeds fans been saying?
“Never seen so many people complain about us bringing more money into the club.”
“More money coming into the club from an industry that is going to be huge in the coming years, great work from the owners and board!! Crypto is the future! Glad our club is on board!”
“We actually have fans who are now offended by the club being in partnership with a world-leading investment platform! Are you stuck in the Stone Age? If this offends you then you really need to get your head into some books on financial education. Good move by the club #lufc“
“No issue with eToro they say up front who and what they are, unlike Socios who try to fake it.”
This is not the first Premier League club to strike up a sponsorship deal with eToro, as Newcastle United announced earlier this summer that they themselves had agreed a sponsorship deal with the investment and trading platform.
The partnership with eToro is the second sponsorship Leeds have made this season that involves cryptocurrency as the club announced earlier this summer that the club had partnered with Socios which allows fans to buy virtual tokens and vote on polls and club decisions, such as the naming of a training pitch.
It seems there is still animosity amongst the fans about that deal, though some fans see the eToro partnership as a positive one.