Tottenham's 2023/24 Premier League prize money after top-six finish confirmed ahead of final day

Tottenham are now guaranteed a top-six finish in the Premier League
Tottenham are now guaranteed a top-six finish in the Premier League -Credit:Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

European football is returning to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the 2024/25 campaign. Following a year out of UEFA club competition altogether after finishing the Premier League season in eighth 12 months ago, Ange Postecoglou's side are now guaranteed a top-six finish.

Spurs' place in the top six was confirmed on Wednesday evening following Newcastle United's 3-2 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Tottenham, as things stand, are in the driving seat to secure fifth place heading into the final game of the season at Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea can leapfrog the Lilywhites on the final day as they are only three points behind their London rivals but their goal difference is better by three. However, you would have to say it's unlikely the two teams switch positions in the final standings as Spurs only need a point against basement boys Sheffield United to wrap up fifth.

Not only does fifth bring with it a place in next season's Europa League, financially it is also better for the football club due to the Premier League prize money on offer. All teams are awarded merit payments based on their final position in the table, with the figure going up from £2.2million to around £3.1million per position in the 2022/23 season.

Based on the sums from last term, Sheffield United will receive £3.1million for finishing bottom and either Man City or Arsenal will earn £62.3million for winning the Premier League title. So what exactly do Spurs stand to make from their final position in the 2023/24 season?

Unfortunately the top four is now out of reach for Tottenham following Tuesday evening's 2-0 defeat at home to Man City. Aston Villa have qualified for the Champions League via fourth place and they will earn £52.9million in Premier League prize money.

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Due to the sliding scale in regards to the money on offer with a difference of approximately £3.1million per position, Tottenham stand to make either £49.9million for finishing fifth or £46.7million for sixth place. All at Spurs will be hoping it is the figure of £49.9million that they receive as they are firm favourites to secure a top-five finish as they only need to register a point at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

Given the need to improve Postecoglou's playing squad as he looks to guide them up the Premier League table in 2024/25 and have them challenging towards the summit of the league, incomings are going to be vital at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs have already made some shrewd signings under the Australian, with players such as Guglielmo Vicario, Micky van de Ven and James Maddison all proving to be successes so far in north London.

Work needs to be done in Tottenham's midfield and attack next season and alternatives in the full-back areas certainly wouldn't go amiss. How Spurs spend their money is going to be pivotal as they look to secure a top-four finish next campaign and move a lot closer to the likes of Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

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