Although there is no confirmation yet on whether the current season is going to resume, the Premier League is already said to be planning for the next campaign.
Sky Sports claim that the 2020-21 season could be played behind closed doors in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In that scenario, Tottenham will reportedly be one of the worst-hit clubs with the Lilywhites potentially losing out on over £100 million in matchday revenue.
This is set to have repercussions on the club’s transfer budget this summer with the Mirror reporting that the club could be forced to prioritise free transfers.
Former Hull City defender, Alex Bruce, is alarmed by the reported £100 million figure, not because of the size of Tottenham’s projected losses, but rather the amount of matchday income that they are generating.
He suggested that it shows the gap that is emerging between the top clubs and the others in the league.
Speaking to Football Insider, Bruce said: “When you look at that them figures, when Tottenham are going to lose £100 million and Everton £15 million, that’s a massive, massive difference.
“It still is a loss, we are all going to face tough times but obviously the amount Spurs bring in on a matchday is far, far more than what Everton do.
“It goes to show the difference between the bigger clubs and the lesser clubs, but ultimately it’s something they’re all going to have to swallow as we’re all in the same boat. We’re just going to have to ride it out.”
Spurs Web Opinion
This shows how important the new stadium is in helping us to compete with the big boys in the transfer market. However, the substantial debt we’ve incurred on the stadium puts us in an extremely tight spot at the moment. Our only saving grace has been the fact that our wage bill isn’t as big as the likes of Arsenal.
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