Spurs spokesperson reveals who will foot the bill over UEFA fine for ESL breakaway plans

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Uefa’s disciplinary measures against nine of the rebel European Super League clubs were confirmed earlier today.

Tottenham Hotspur were one of the nine clubs who have been financially punished by the European governing body, long with Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.

The punishment will see the clubs pay a combined (£13.4m) goodwill contribution which will be utilised for youth and grassroots football, across Europe including in the UK.  They also agreed to give up five per cent of the money they would have received from Uefa for their next European campaign (AP).

Premier League clubs could hand back up to £6m each, with teams in the Europa League having to part with an extra £1.5m.

Tottenham have confirmed that any fines will be paid by the owner (Joe Lewis) and will not come out of the club’s finances, including the 5 per cent of European revenue for one season and Spurs’ share of the £13.4m contribution.

A Tottenham spokesperson told the Evening Standard: “Any fines will be the responsibility of the owners.”

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