SOURCES close to former Leeds United winger Cameron Stewart have revealed that he has won his compensation claim against the club – and will receive a minimum of £500,000.
Stewart’s claims for unpaid wages were heard at a hearing in London last month, with the 24-year-old having been seeking around £750,000 following United’s decision to renege on their offer of a three-year contract last summer.
Stewart joined Leeds on an emergency loan from Hull City midway through last season but he agreed and signed a permanent deal at the time.
United, however, withdrew the offer after the Football League spotted problems with the paperwork and sent it back to Elland Road.
The deal had been signed by former United managing director David Haigh but Haigh quit his post in April and was no longer registered as one of Leeds’ ‘authorised signatories’ with the Football League.
United owner Massimo Cellino, who completed his takeover of the club three days before Haigh’s departure, claimed the deal was invalid and refused to sign a new one.
Stewart joined Ipswich Town on a three-year deal at the start of July, but subsequently elected to take Leeds to court after the agreement was not taken up.
The claim was for the difference in wages between the agreed wage at Leeds and the wage he receives at Ipswich after agreeing to sign with them instead.
The YEP have contacted Leeds United, but they declined to comment about the issue, with Stewart’s representatives also failing to response when contacted.