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Leeds United flop says he did not join the Whites for the money

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Former Leeds United midfielder Seth Johnson has claimed that he did not move to Leeds in order to earn a higher salary.

Johnson, who previously played for Derby County prior to his move to the Yorkshire club, is believed to have undergone a salary increase from £5,000 to £37,000/week upon the move.

During an interview with planet football, Johnson said, “I was desperate to go to Leeds and play well. They were flying high at the time, and I was starting to get a decent reputation for myself, but I kept breaking down with different injuries.”

Johnson did not enjoy a good spell at Elland Road with many still regarding him as one of the worst players to have donned a Leeds jersey. During his four years with the Whites, he made just 59 appearances which was attributable to injury layoffs.

While money is a big factor, Johnson is perhaps being truthful. At the time of his move to the club, Leeds used to be a strong Premiership team and he probably made the move in order to advance himself in the world of football.

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