Leeds United: Whites cash in on Clayton’s Riverside switch

Adam Clayton.

Adam Clayton.

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Leeds United have earned a small cash windfall after Adam Clayton, pictured, completed a transfer from Huddersfield Town to Middlesbrough.

Clayton’s switch to The Riverside yesterday will see Leeds receive around £100,000 through a sell-on clause agreed when the Elland Road club sanctioned his move to Huddersfield in 2012.

The ex-Manchester City trainee spent two years with United but left Leeds during a summer of widespread changes under Neil Warnock, pictured.

He was a regular for Town in both of the past two seasons, winning their player-of-the-year award last term, but Middlesbrough have finalised a protracted move by agreeing a cash-plus-player deal for the 25-year-old.

Midfielder Jacob Butterfield, formerly of Barnsley, has moved in the opposite direction. Middlesbrough fought off interest from Brighton to secure Clayton’s signature, paying Huddersfield a fee in excess of £1m.

Clayton is now in line to make his debut for Boro against Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday, United’s first home game of the Championship season.

East Stand at Elland Road.

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