Alex Bruce insists there is a “massive” financial gap opening up between the likes of Tottenham and Everton after the potential losses from a season behind closed doors were revealed.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Premier League defender admits some clubs are going to be hit much harder than others if fans are stopped from attending games.

As revealed by Football Insider, Everton stand to miss out on £15million if the entirety of next season is played behind closed doors, as is a possibility amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

In comparison, this site has detailed how Tottenham, who are among the biggest Premier League earners in terms of matchday revenue, face a £100million loss of income if fans are not allowed to return to games.

With an £85million difference between what the two clubs could miss out on next season, Bruce insists it shows the financial gulf opening up between the top teams and the rest of the division.

Bruce told Football Insider: “When you look at that them figures, when Tottenham are going to lose £100million and Everton £15million, that’s a massive, massive difference.

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“It still is a loss, we are all going to face tough times but obviously the amount Spurs bring in on a matchday is far, far more than what Everton do.

“It goes to show the difference between the bigger clubs and the lesser clubs, but ultimately it’s something they’re all going to have to swallow as we’re all in the same boat.  We’re just going to have to ride it out.” 

Tottenham and Everton are separated by just four points in the Premier League this season, with nine games left to play for both sides.

The Lilywhites are a further four points behind Manchester United in the Europa League spot and seven adrift of Chelsea in the last Champions League place.

In other Everton news, Carlo Ancelotti has given the green light for a signing which has Michael Brown baffled.