Tottenham Hotspur could be set to suffer a major financial blow in revenue generated from European football if the season is decided on a points-per-game basis, the Evening Standard report.
It was revealed on Thursday that UEFA were considering using a points-per-game approach to decide who qualifies for next season’s Champions League and Europa League, believing it would be a meritocratic way of deciding the fate of the campaign.
(The Times’ Martyn Ziegler).
A points-per-game approach would involve extrapolating each team’s current points tally to see where they would stand after 38 games.
The Athletic’s Oliver Kay revealed that if the points-per-game approach is followed it would also mean that Tottenham would finish the season in ninth place and miss out on European football completely next season.
The Evening Standard claim that the Premier League are unlikely to resort to play-offs if the season is voided and are likely to go along with UEFA’s points-per-game approach.
If that is the case, Tottenham would find themselves not be involved in any European competition next season for the first time in more than ten years, which could severely dent the club’s revenue.
Spurs Web Opinion
I was initially hoping that the season would be voided as I believed that would have given us our best shot of qualifying for the Champions League. However, now it is clear that it is the worst thing that can happen to Spurs.
If we do not qualify for the Champions League, I don’t expect the club to spend much at all this summer and that would be quite problematic as the squad is in desperate need of additions.
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