Kieran Maguire: Aston Villa in line for £105m windfall after new deal confirmed
The Premier League’s astonishing new United States broadcast deal means Aston Villa could earn up to £105million in TV money next term.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Premier League confirmed the deal on 18 November.
NBC have extended their contract for another six years, with various reports claiming the fee paid sits somewhere between £1.6billion and £2bn.
The new figure comes after an intense round of bidding and is approximately double what NBC paid for the rights back in 2016.
The news comes after the Government allowed the domestic rightsholders -Sky, BT Sport and Amazon – to roll over their existing £4.8bn deal.
Villa trousered £78m in broadcast income over the last recorded financial year.
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And Maguire claims that Villa could conceivably land another £27m on top of that from the enormous news overseas package.
“The increase is somewhere around £1.7billion over six years,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“Half of the increase in international rights is split evenly between the clubs.
“This will benefit clubs that are successful because the other half is distributed on a merit basis. So it will be worth a minimum of £7m-season.
“But then it could be worth another £20m or so depending on how well Aston Villa do over the course of the season.
“There are lots of benefits. It will play for the wages of a couple of players per season, let’s put it that way.”