Leeds United avoid additional six-figure transfer payment for influential Elland Road figure

Leeds United will not have pay an extra six-figure sum to Rangers for Glen Kamara following their Championship play-off final defeat to Southampton.

The Whites welcomed the Finland international from Rangers last summer, becoming the fifth player from the Nordic country to play for the West Yorkshire club. During his maiden campaign at Elland Road, the 28-year-old made 42 appearances in all competitions, including 73 minutes in Sunday's Wembley clash.

Kamara quickly became an influential figure in Daniel Farke 's midfield, forming an excellent understanding alongside fellow summer recruit Ilia Gruev. But following Leeds' failure to secure Premier League football next term, an update has emerged on a potential fee they may have had to pay for his signature.

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The Whites forked out an initial £5m to sign Kamara from Ranger last summer. However, a report in Rangers Review stated that the Ibrox club would bank a bonus transfer payment of almost £500,000 for the 28-year-old if they had emerged victorious at the national stadium.

It comes as a welcome financial boost ahead of a potentially busy summer at Elland Road. It is reported that Leeds owe around £190million in transfer fee instalments to other clubs.

The Yorkshire club are expected to pay around £73million of that sum before the end of June. The likes of Crysencio Summerville, Wilfried Gnonto and Georginio Rutter have all been cited as potential options for Leeds to sell to ensure they comply with the EFL's financial regulations next term.