Revealed: Tottenham close to stunning £91m windfall within weeks
By Wayne Veysey
Tottenham will secure a stunning £91million jackpot if they win this season’s Champions League, Football Insider can reveal.
As reported by Football Insider a week ago, the north Londoner’s against-the-odds progress to the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition has already landed them a guaranteed £72.3million.
Spurs can bolster that further to the tune of nearly £20million if they can overcome Ajax in their last-four clash and then overcome either Barcelona or Liverpool in the final on 1 June in Madrid.
Uefa Champions League distribution data for the 2018-19 season shows Tottenham will pocket prize money of £47.2m for reaching the last four and this will be supplemented by £13m were they to reach the final and a further £3.5m if they win the competition.
The potential £63.7m prize money figure is bumped up by Spurs’ share of the TV pool and the club’s Uefa coefficient ranking, a new distribution method introduced this season.
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Mauricio Pochettino’s side have a relatively low Uefa coefficient ranking, which is based on performances in Europe over the last 10 years.
Spurs, who were not regulars in Europe’s elite competition until Pochettino took over as manager, are 19th of the teams competing in this season’s Champions League, landing them £13.3m of revenues.
Tottenham will also pocket around £13.6m from their share of the TV pool, which is partly based on their position in last season’s Premier League.
The potential for the north Londoners, who announced earlier this month a world-record profit of £113million in their annual financial results, is a combined £91.6m windfall.
Pochettino’s side will host Ajax in the first leg of the semi-final on Tuesday of next week, before travelling to Amsterdam for the return leg eight days later.
In other Tottenham news, the club are to re-open contract talks with ace who seemed set for cut-price Spurs exit.