Spurs continue their run in the FA Cup on Monday with a trip to Wycombe Wanderers, a repeat of the fifth round clash of 2017, where the two sides competed in a thrilling 4-3 Tottenham win.
The Lilywhites booked their trip to Wycombe after a 5-0 win at Marine in the previous round, a fairytale match for the non-league side from Crosby. However, a strong-team from Mourinho extinguished the hopes of what would have been one of the cup’s biggest upsets.
The Express have now revealed that the win against Marine secured Tottenham £61,500 in prize money.
Spurs fans will be hoping to win their first FA Cup since 1991 and, given the current financial climate that many clubs face, a good cup run would certainly be seen as a benefit.
Tottenham are already in the final of the first domestic trophy of the season as they meet Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in the Carabao Cup in April.
It has been reported that a win for Spurs on Monday against Wycombe would earn the club another £90,000 (Express). This comes after the prize money was cut earlier in the season.
The FA stated: “After two seasons of record levels of prize funds, the Emirates FA Cup prize fund has returned back in line with 2017-18 levels due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Despite this, clubs are receiving an £85,000 broadcasting fee with matches being played behind closed doors (Express).
A win would also secure a trip to either Everton or Sheffield Wednesday in the next round of the tournament.
Spurs Web Opinion:
The FA Cup is always a massive opportunity for the club to end their 13-year wait without a trophy. As uncertainty continues over finances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, prize funds from such tournaments would certainly be seen as incredibly important to the club.
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