West Ham on the rich list – boding well for the future?

claret and blues west ham gavSix of the top ten EPL teams in the rich list. The Sky deal is really having an effect on the Premier League. Thing that surprised me was seeing West Ham in 15th. I guess it’s down to how the books are run but the real question for us fans is how the rise in stature will affect the future on the pitch. Could this be an indicator that we’re heading in the right direction and will be regularly snapping at the heels of the top 6 in seasons to come? Clearly it’s going to be down to recruitment however we all know the trend that has become the rule. Richer clubs become the ones who challenge. Definitely one for discussion: –

  • 1. Manchester United $3.69bn (£2.86bn)
  • 2. Barcelona $3.64bn (£2.82bn)
  • 3. Real Madrid $3.58bn (£2.77bn)
  • 4. Bayern Munich $2.71bn (£2.1bn)
  • 5. Manchester City $2.08bn (£1.61bn)
  • 6. Arsenal $1.93bn (£1.5bn)
  • 7. Chelsea $1.85bn (£1.43bn)
  • 8. Liverpool $1.49bn (£1.15bn)
  • 9. Juventus $1.26bn (£976m)
  • 10. Tottenham $1.06bn (£821m)
  • 11. Paris St-Germain $841m (£652m)
  • 12. Borussia Dortmund $808m (£626m)
  • 13. AC Milan $802m (£621m)
  • 14. Atletico Madrid $732m (£567m)
  • 15. West Ham $634m (£491m)
  • 16. Schalke 04 $629m (£487m)
  • 17. Roma $569m (£441m)
  • 18. Inter Milan $537m (£416m)
  • 19. Leicester City $413m (£320m)
  • 20. Napoli $379m (£294m)
 (source – BBC UK website)