Tuesday 17 October 2017

players' pay bonanza

PREMIER LEAGUE players could be set for a £480m wage bonanza as a result of the new television deal that will be implemented this summer.

The Deloitte Annual Review 2013 says previous trends suggest that up to 80pc of the additional £600m clubs will receive will go into the pockets of players.

Wage bills for all employees at Premier League clubs reached £1.658bn for the season 2011/12, which the report focuses on.

Manchester City were top payers at £202m. Swansea were bottom at £35m.

The new television deal will land clubs an additional annual figure of between £25m and £35m.

Irish Independent

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