By Steve Barras
Mr Ken Bates walked into the fabled halls of Elland Road for the first time as owner in January 2005 and some eight years later he is leaving the club in the hands of GFHC.
During his time at the helm I wondered how much money he has managed to acquire through player sales alone, this would be an extensive list if I included all the freebies so I have only listed the players that came and went for actual cash. Also because of the lack of transparency regarding transfers, i.e. the undisclosed sum syndrome (A staggering twenty-five players brought in and an equal twenty-five players sold), I have disregarded these transfers as well.
So El Presidente Bates has managed to acquire over £11million over eight years at Elland Road and that is not including the sales of Jonny Howson, Fabian Delph, Luciano Becchio and Kasper Schmeichel to name but a few of the twenty-five players sold without a disclosed amount.
Make of that what you will