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Ian Poveda wages: Leeds United to clear decent chunk from budget with Sheffield Wednesday deal

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Leeds United allowed Ian Poveda to leave the club on loan for the rest of the season, as he joined Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds’ outgoing business in the January window was much busier than what they managed to do with incomings.

Only one signing was made, while the club allowed several players to leave, some of them permanent, and some of them out on loan.

Ian Poveda moves to Sheffield Wednesday

One of the final deals agreed on deadline day was an outbound transfer to see winger Ian Poveda make the short journey to South Yorkshire, joining Sheffield Wednesday.

A loan deal was agreed after it was initially was reported that a permanent transfer was on the cards for the Colombia international, seeing him stay at Hillsborough for the remainder of the campaign.

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Ian Poveda contract details

This loan deal is as good as a permanent exit for Poveda, with his contract up at the end of the season, meaning he is the latest to end his time at the club with a loan exit.

He joins Lewis Bate, Luke Ayling, and Robin Koch in leaving Elland Road on loan this season with his deal up in the summer.

Revealed: Ian Poveda wages

According to Capology, the winger has a “verified” wage of £8,250-per-week, which isn’t one of the highest wages in the club, but still a significant amount to have struck from the budget.

Over the course of a year, Poveda brings in a salary of £429,000 – there haven’t been any concrete reports of whether the Owls are covering his wages, but it wouldn’t make much sense from Leeds’ end to continue paying for a player who isn’t here anymore.

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