Kieran Maguire predicts how big-money Uefa fine will impact Tottenham transfer plans
Tottenham must pay only a “token” fine for their involvement in the European Super League – it will not alter their summer transfer plans.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Uefa’s punishment for ESL clubs was confirmed last Friday.
The nine teams to have dropped out of the breakaway league will share a £13.4million fine.
Uefa will also dock them 5 per cent revenue for one season of European competition, suspended until 2023-24.
Tottenham apologised for their role in the plot and committed to fan representation at board level earlier this week.
Maguire explained that Uefa snatching a chunk of Spurs’ European revenue is unlikely to significantly affect the transfer kitty.
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“The good news for Spurs is that it shouldn’t make a significant impact on recruitment,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“In a semi-decent year, they might get £60m or £70m if they reach the quarter-finals of European competition. So we’re talking about a £3m fine.
“To put that in context, you get about £2.3m for winning a single group stage game in the Champions League.
“So this Uefa fine is not really going to move the dial in a huge way, really. It’s a token amount.”
The three teams yet to drop out of the Super League face being booted out of the Champions League.
Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have each doubled down on their commitment to the breakaway competition.