Sheffield United could be on course to pocket nearly £200m if they can cement a place in Europe next season.
The Blades are on course to finish in the Europa League places while a Champions League spot is still not out of the question. With fixtures against the likes of Spurs, Chelsea, Man United, and Wolves all to come, Chris Wilder’s men face a crucial period of football.
And, according to a report compiled by the Yorkshire Post, the Blades could be on course for a huge cash windfall if they can achieve a European spot.
The report details comparisions with Wolves, who had a similar season to United last term after winning promotion from the Championship.
Revenues at Molineux were apparently over 80% up following their Premier League return. The majority of that money came from TV deals. With the likes of Amazon now on board and companies such as Facebook also interested in broadcasting rights, the riches from TV money will only increase.
This, then, could see the Blades pocket near £200m. Furthermore, European qualification will mean even more exposure, so revenues could even exceed that figure.
Add this to increased match day revenues, ticket sales, and the club’s continued profile builidng in countries like Saudi Arabia and United are firmly on course to becoming a Premier League powerhouse.
Exciting times at Bramall Lane
The mere talk of European football is something Sheffield United fans wouldn’t have believed at the start of the season. Indeed, just four years back the Blades were plying their trade down in League One.
It really is quite remarkable what Chris Wilder has done. These sums reported from the Yorkshire Post only highlight further why it’s so important for the club to keep progressing. The money on offer is something that has, at times, seemed lightyears away at Bramall Lane.
£200m will set the club up for years if used correctly. In the hands of Prince Abdullah and Stephen Bettis, Blades fans can be confident that the correct investment will be made both on and off the field.