Tottenham handed stunning £52m windfall - confirmed
By Richard Parks
Tottenham’s participation in this season’s Champions League has earned them £52million, according to confirmed Uefa figures.
Football finance expert Swiss Ramble has crunched the numbers for each of England’s five Premier League clubs as a result of their Champions League participation in 2017-18.
In a series of Twitter messages on Tuesday morning, the respected blogger reported that Tottenham’s netted 60million euros (£51.8million) for progressing to the last 16 of Europe’s elite competition.
English clubs Champions League 2017/18 revenue: #LFC €66m, #CFC €64m, #MCFC €62m, #THFC €60m & #MUFC €39m. Celtic get €32m, as Scottish clubs get 10% of UK TV pool if qualify for Group Stage. As #MUFC qualified via Europa League, get nothing from first half of TV pool. pic.twitter.com/WTf4GLwEQJ
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) April 17, 2018
Tottenham have earned 12.7million euros for participation in the Champions League, prize money of 14.7million euros and 32.5million euros from their share of the TV pool.
Swiss Ramble’s figures are compiled from official Uefa Champions League distribution data.
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Football Insider verdict:
The £52million windfall demonstrates the immense monetary value of participation in the Champions League and proves why a top-four finish is so key to the Premier League big hitters. Spurs posted a £41.2million profit in their recently-published financial results and the Champions League windfall will go a long way to contributing to another tasty set of results for the current season. Little wonder money men Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis put such store in the Champions League and how it is key to the team’s financial growth. With a top-four finish looking likely once again, the board of directors can budget for another major Champions League pay day next season, when the club will hope to reach the final knockout rounds.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have agreed terms to sign up a midfielder in a deal which Daniel Levy shook hands on two months ago.