Tottenham Hotspur’s run to the Champions League final will land the club at least £88 million, according to estimates by Swiss Ramble.
Spurs have defied the odds to beat Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax to set up an all-English final against Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.
Tottenham were less than 10 minutes from exiting at the group stage before Lucas Moura – the hat-trick hero against Ajax – rescued them with an equaliser at the Nou Camp in the final round of group games.
His goals, and the performances of his team-mates, are now set to bring in very welcome additional revenue for the club worth €102 million (£88 million).
If Spurs beat Liverpool, they stand to earn even more with another €4 million (£3.45 million) available for the winner of the final.
The figures for the four English clubs in the competition this season were broken down by Swiss Ramble, a football financial Twitter account.
Due to the significant increase (around 50%) in Champions League revenue in 2018/19, all English clubs will earn much more than prior season (2017/18 comparatives in brackets). As it stands:#LFC €107m (€81m)#THFC €102m (€61m)#MCFC €93m (€64m)#MUFC €93m (€40m) pic.twitter.com/xu6aHoLS9A
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) May 9, 2019
“Due to the significant increase (around 50%) in Champions League revenue in 2018/19, all English clubs will earn much more than prior season (2017/18 comparatives in brackets),” they wrote.
“As it stands: #LFC €107m (€81m), #THFC €102m (€61m), #MCFC €93m (€64m), #MUFC €93m (€40m).”
The windfall comes at a time when Tottenham have just moved into their brand-new stadium and it will certainly help cover some of the costs of the move.
It may also allow Mauricio Pochettino greater freedom in the transfer market, depending on exactly how chairman Daniel Levy decides to reinvest the money.
He had previously been told that he would have to sell players this summer in order to finance new deals, but he may now be able to make targeting new arrivals a priority.
That could mean that players such as Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier, who had been strongly linked with leaving the club, could yet stay thanks to the financial windfall from the Champions League.