New TV deal will propel elite English clubs up the Deloitte Rich List - but could put more pressure on lower ranked Premier League clubs and those at the top of the Championship, reports Alex Miller
As the business end of the 2012-13 season draws ever closer, the nail biting increases and nerves continue to be shredded for fans of Premier League teams on the cusp of Champions league qualification or relegation. The title race on the other hand appears to be a foregone conclusion.
But off the field too, thoughts are turning to finance and the likely transfer budgets available, which will be greatly influenced by the new Premier League TV deal .
The Premier League sold its UK live TV rights for 2013-16 to Sky and BT for £3.02bn. This represented a staggering increase of more than £1.2bn on the amount paid by Sky and ESPN for 2010-13. With worldwide rights added, the total revenue will be closer to £5.5bn.
With all this new money coming in next season Deloitte’s football experts believe...