Tottenham Hotspur will this afternoon bring the curtain down on what has been a disappointing season.
Having topped the Premier League table in November, the club suffered a dramatic fall from grace under Jose Mourinho having dropped to seventh place in the table along with a surprise exit in the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.
Tottenham threw away the opportunity to decide their own fate with Europa League qualification after they suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in midweek.
Ryan Mason’s side are now reliant on West Ham United slipping up at home to Southampton and have to win away to Leicester City, who are still chasing Champions League qualification.
Spurs could still miss out on a place in the newly-forced Europa Conference League and miss out on European football altogether next season.
Following the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Daniel Levy will also be looking for the club to finish as high as possible in the table.
The Telegraph claim that a significant rule change in 2019 means that each place in the table is thought to be worth £3.4m.
In 2019/20 Liverpool pocketed a merit payment of £35.5m for finishing first, with 20th-placed Norwich City getting only £1.8m (Leeds Live).
Last season merit payments were calculated as follows:
The figures for this season are subject to change due to the financial impact of the pandemic.
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