Everton stand to lose £42million if the season is ended prematurely, Football Insider can reveal.
The club announced a whopping £112m loss in their most recent set of financial results, the fourth biggest in Premier League history.
The possibility of the season being voided and no more home matches at Goodison Park would put a further big dent in Everton’s already precarious finances.
Analysis by Football Insider has shown that Everton would lose around £42m from the combination of incomes losses from broadcasting, matchday and commercial revenue.
This would come from £3m from their remaining home matches, £32m of TV cash based on their current league position and a potential £7m from commercial and merchandising.
It comes at a time when Everton’s losses are being underwritten by owner and majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
The Merseysiders have reported steep losses four times in the last five seasons, with the sole exception being a £31m profit in 2017.
In 14 years since 2005, the club has only been profitable on four occasions times.
Premier League clubs are facing a combined bill of around £750m if the season ended now.
The worst affected would be the teams at the top of the table, with 12th-placed Everton far more affected than the likes of Norwich City, Bournemouth and Aston Villa.
The Premier League announced last Friday that their previous intention to resume the campaign on 30 April has now been pushed back indefinitely as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc to the football calendar.
Top-flight clubs are assessing various options to complete the season, including continuing well into the summer, playing matches behind closed doors and at neutral venues.
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