By Kieran Maguire

15th Nov, 2021 | 4:00pm

Kieran Maguire: West Brom in line for '£20m-a-year' windfall after talks update

West Brom could be in line to earn £20million per year if the Football League are successful in negotiations with the Premier League.

So says finance expert Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the distribution of the money throughout the pyramid.

The Daily Mail reported on 12 November that the EFL are asking the Premier League for £750m per year in solidarity payments.

That figure, which accounts for 25 per cent of the top-flight’s TV revenues, is more than double the £350m that currently filters down annually.

The negotiations are taking place amid MP and former sports minister Tracey Crouch’s fan-led review into financial inequities within the sport.

West Brom are currently receiving sliding-scale parachute payments following their relegation from the top-flight last term.

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And Maguire explains how clubs like Albion would further benefit if the EFL come out on top in their dispute with the Premier League.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Willams: “If EFL clubs end up with a quarter of the TV money, that would be a significant increase.

“In the Championship, we’d be moving from around £7m to around £20m per year for the likes of West Brom. It would be a game-changer.

“It’s clear from reading Tracey Crouch’s interim report that the desire from those involved with the fan-led review is to have differences between the EFL and Premier League dealt with via negotiations rather than legislation.

“But that is a big stick which they are prepared to potentially wave. We are anticipating the full report to come out later this week.”

In other news, major comeback update on West Brom star Dara O’Shea.