Harding fee settled
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds have been told that they must pay an initial £450,000 for Dan Harding.Leeds have been told that they must pay an initial £450,000 for Dan Harding, with Brighton set to recoup another £200,000 depending on appearances.
The talented young defender made the move to Elland Road after seeing his contract expire at The Seagulls, although as he is just 21 years old a Football League tribunal has set an appropriate level of compensation for the South Coast outfit.
Leeds had offered a reported £250,000 although their counterparts were holding out for almost six times that amount.
With the issue now put to bed the Under 21 international can concentrate on his career with Kevin Blackwell's side, and the Leeds boss voiced his pleasure that the saga had drawn to a close.
"The fee is £450,000, plus money on top for appearances up to £650,000," said Blackwell.
"I'm pleased to get this resolved so Dan can now get on with playing for Leeds United.
"They can ask for the sky, nobody wants to pay money out - but we're not complaining."