It was not the best of seasons for Tottenham, on and off the field. There will be no Champions League football next season and the trophy cabinet is still gathering dust and the club’s finances have taken a hell of a beating due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
When you combine both the finances and the performance on the field of play you can see what sort of return on investment in terms of wages the club have got from their players.
The Sun has compiled a league table based on just such a scenario and has come up with what each team in the Premier League got from their players in terms of points based on their wages.
Tottenham finished 12th in the standings, which isn’t great but certainly a lot better than the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal.
In fact, of the traditional top six, Tottenham did the best, however, teams like Wolves and Leicester City did far better on a points per wage bill basis.
The bottom line is that the Tottenham players, in terms of wages, are not exactly value for money but neither are they stealing a living. Put it this way, much better to be 12th than at the bottom like our competitors who are getting dreadful value for money.
That said, three of the bottom four are in next seasons Champions League and so I suppose value for money is about perspective and not always about the bottom line.
There is definitely something in this table that Daniel Levy will take as a positive.