According to the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur have the lowest wages to turnover ratio in the entire Premier League.
Recent reports have indicated that Tottenham are set to be one of the worst-hit clubs in the league if games are played behind closed doors due to their heavy reliance on matchday income (Football Insider).
As a result, the club are said to have drastically reduced their transfer budget this summer and are prioritising free transfers (Mirror).
However, one saving grace for the North Londoners amidst the crisis is the fact that they have a lower wage bill than their rivals.
The Sun have now revealed that the club are only spending 38 per cent of their annual revenue on player wages, the lowest proportion in the whole division.
In comparison, Everton and Leicester are at whopping 85 per cent and 84 per cent respectively while Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Brighton, and West Ham all spend upwards of 70 per cent of their income on wages.
Of course, all of these clubs have a far lower annual income than Tottenham. Across the other ‘big six’, Manchester United are in a strong position at just 53 per cent.
Arsenal and Manchester City sit on 59 per cent, just behind Liverpool at 58 per cent, while Chelsea are at 64 per cent.
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The fact that we don’t pay astronomical wages in comparison to our rivals is probably what has helped us avoid a disaster under the current circumstances. However, what these figures don’t take into account is how drastically clubs’ revenue have fallen. The likes of Everton, Leicester and Bournemouth have much a lower matchday income and so wouldn’t have been as affected as Tottenham amidst the pandemic.
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