Tottenham Hotspur have been compensated by FIFA for the involvement of their players in this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Research from Berlin-based communications specialists Tonka has discovered that FIFA pays £6,460 per day for each player released for the World Cup. The payments started on 31st May and will end one day after the last game of the team.
If a World Cup player has changed clubs since 2016, the former club(s) will receive a share of the payout. This also applies to transfers in progress. If a player changes clubs during the winter transfer period the total sum is be divided again and paid to the respective clubs.
This means that Tottenham have been awarded £3.4 million for the involvement of their players along with Kyle Walker, Spurs netted the third highest payout of any Premier League club, behind Manchester City (£3.9 million) and Chelsea (£3.5 million).
Let’s hope that Daniel Levy puts it towards some transfer funds for Mauricio Pochettino, but we all know in reality it will go towards stadium costs.
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