Report reveals how Spurs’ debt compares to big European clubs – Over £1 billion

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According to Swiss Ramble (as relayed by Football.London), Tottenham Hotspur currently possess the highest debt in European football, with the vast majority of it being incurred due to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham’s total debt is projected to be £1.17billion, with Barcelona in second place possessing a debt of around £1.03billion.

Manchester United and Everton are the only other two English clubs in the top ten list, with the Red Devils owing £771m and Everton £583m.

With respect to gross debt, Spurs are said to owe £970m, which is comfortably higher than any other club, with Barcelona in second place acquiring a debt of £704m, followed by Manchester United with £675m.

Tottenham’s debt on transfers is comparatively low, with the majority of the club’s debt incurred on their new stadium.

Previous reports indicated that Spurs still owe £852 million in loan repayments to cover the cost of the stadium, including the £637 million that Spurs borrowed from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and HSBC, as well as £215 million in interest (The Sun).

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While this figure might seem concerning, we have to keep in mind that Tottenham’s potential earnings (particularly matchday) would be one of the highest in Europe when fans are finally allowed back.

The fact that the club have also secured a low-interest £175m loan from the Bank of England means that we should be able to navigate without too many problems until the spectators return.

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