By Wayne Veysey
Tottenham’s coffers will be boosted to the tune of £72.3million by hitting the Champions League jackpot this season, Football Insider can reveal.
Spurs’ stunning progress to the semi-finals of this season’s competition will land them the guaranteed windfall regardless of further progression in Europe’s elite competition.
Champions League prize money has soared this season and enables the north Londoners and fellow semi-finalists Liverpool, Barcelona and Ajax to reap the immediate dividends.
Uefa Champions League distribution data for the 2018-19 season shows Tottenham will receive prize money of £47.2m for reaching the last four and this will be bumped up by their share of the TV pool and the club’s Uefa coefficient ranking, a new distribution method introduced this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have a relatively low Uefa coefficient ranking, which is based on performances in Europe over the last 10 years.
It has placed Spurs 25th in total and 19th of the teams competing in this season’s Champions League, landing them £13.4m of revenues. By contrast, Liverpool are ranked 12th of this season’s clubs, Manchester City are in 11th and Manchester United are placed fifth.
Tottenham will also pocket around £11.7m from their share of the TV pool, which is partly based on their position in last season’s Premier League.
The stunning £72.3million windfall comes after the Premier League club announced earlier this month a world-record profit of £113million in their annual financial results.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club “have been sniffing around” an in-form number 10 to replace Christian Eriksen.