Report: How Tottenham’s wage bill compares to their rivals

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Tottenham have gained a reputation of being a very well run club off the pitch over the last few years.

Despite building an expensive stadium, the club has continued to remain competitive on the pitch while also managing to post record profits (Reuters).

In order to achieve that, Daniel Levy has certainly run an extremely tight ship both in terms of transfer fees and wages spent.

Sporting Intelligence‘s recently published global sports salaries survey for 2019, which details the basic annual pay in the world’s most popular sports leagues, bares out exactly how well Spurs have been doing relative to their spending.

The survey which examined 350 teams across eight different sports declared Tottenham to have the 62nd highest wage bill of any sporting team in the world with an average weekly wage of £76,482.

That means Tottenham have only the seventh-highest average pay of any Premier League club, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton all paying more than Spurs.

In fact, Tottenham’s average is considerably short of the other five teams in the so-called top six.

The survey does not include signing-on fees, performance add-ons or loyalty bonuses.

Here’s where Spurs rank among those with the highest wage bill in the Premier League according to the survey:

1) Manchester City (£134,375)

2) Manchester United (£117,800)

3) Liverpool (£106,492)

4) Arsenal (£92,120)

5) Chelsea (£91,808)

6) Everton (£78,880)

7) Tottenham Hotspur (£76,482)

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While Levy has relaxed the strict wage cap in recent years, this still shows that we don’t pay anywhere near the same wages as the teams we are competing with. We certainly haven’t made the same mistakes that some of our rivals have in terms of handing out big contracts to players and not being able to ship them out.

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