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

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.