Report: Leeds United set for Premier League reward thanks to in-house developments

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Leeds United are one of a handful of clubs set for a reward from the Premier League due to their high percentage of vaccinated players.

As we get somewhat back to normality in the Premier League, it’s seen Leeds United fans welcomed back to the top flight with a bang.

The last 18 months have been hell, and while the Whites have struggled at the start of the season, fans are just delighted to be seeing the back of lockdowns and the virus.

Fans have been allowed back thanks to a successful vaccine programme in the UK, reducing the damaging effects of COVID-19 incredibly.

It hasn’t stopped Leeds from returning three positive tests already this season in Junior Firpo, Mateusz Klich, and Jack Harrison.

However, what is also clear is that efforts have been made to reduce the chances of this happening.

Sportmail are reporting that the Premier League have sent a briefing note to clubs offering rewards to those that have the highest percentage of their squad fully vaccinated, with Leeds one of the highest in the league.

The report also details that Leeds are joined by Wolves and Brentford in having between 89 and 100% uptake in vaccination.

This comes in stark contrast to two clubs who have only six players in their squad who have received the vaccine.

People may have their reservations on the jab and that’s completely their decision, but I’m surprised that the uptake is as slow as that.

While elite athletes have significantly less chance of suffering the worst effects that the virus has to offer, it’s still best they protect themselves and their families.

It’s another case of showing how well the club is managed though at the moment that it’s not even an issue for us.

You have to wonder how the Premier League will reward these clubs though, given it’s still splitting opinion somewhat.