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Bates: Premier League needs Leeds United

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates says their return to the Premier League would improve the competition.

The Premier League, Bates believes, can only be improved by Leeds rejoining it's number. And he says they would show a few rich kids how a real club should be run.

Bates said: "Leeds would improve the Premier League gates. We are the third biggest city in the country. There is London, Birmingham, then Leeds. Manchester is fourth not third.

"We have no debts and we pay our bills before they are due.

"Money doesn't bring you success. Go through the history of football, forgetting the oligarchs and the Bollygarchs.

"If you've got a guy worth £10,000-a-week and you pay him £3million-a-week, he's still a guy worth £10,000-a-week. He doesn't become a better player."

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