The January 16 game between West Ham and Leeds United has been moved to television in the United Kingdom and will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
This would be welcome news for both clubs as each game shown on one of the broadcasters results in seven-figure revenues.
According to The Times, facility fees of about £1.2 million are usually paid each time a Premier League club appears in a live TV game.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at 3 pm on a Saturday, but Sky Sports have picked it up possibly because they think that it will attract plenty of viewers.
It makes sense given how Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds sides have thrilled the neutral and also how West Ham are now in the conversation for a top six club.
David Moyes has done a terrific job to get his Hammers side in a position to finish in top six and follow it up with a realistic challenge for Champions League places.
Getting over a million quid in TV revenue is only going to do wonders for the owners and the better the Hammers fare, the more money goes into the club’s coffers.
Progress in the Europa League will also benefit the club finances and could see the Hammers enter the January market for a couple of new players if Moyes wants them.
As things stand, he appears to be happy with his side, but things change quickly in football so it remains to be seen how this transpires.
In other West Ham news, a Hammers first-team player is set to be transfer listed ahead of a January exit
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