Report: Spurs to be hit with £100m loss if next season is played behind closed doors

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Tottenham Hotspur could lose out on £100 million in matchday revenue if the Premier League decides to play the entirety of next season behind closed doors, according to a report from Football Insider.

The Daily Mail detailed the substantial broadcast revenue that clubs could lose out if the current Premier League season is voided, which is said to be one of the main reasons clubs are desperate to finish the campaign.

However, the plans being proposed at the moment involve completing the season over a five-week period with all matches held behind closed doors (Times).

Football Insider has now revealed that games next season could also be played in empty stadiums as the UK attempts to deal with the spread of COVID-19.

If that is the case, it is revealed that Spurs, alongside Arsenal and Manchester United, will be the worst hit clubs as they generate the highest matchday income.

Spurs announced a pre-tax profit of £87.4 million in March and thus losing another £100m in revenue could put the club in a precarious position, especially given the debt that is owed on the stadium.

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Even if the current season is completed behind closed doors, it is naive to think that normality can resume next season. Experts have pointed out how there will almost certainly be a second wave of the virus later this year which means next season in all probability will have to be played behind closed doors. This is one of the reasons why I expect us to tread cautiously in the transfer market this summer.

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