In a world where the pound is retreating faster than Napoleon in Russia, it’s good to see four of the Premier League’s best sitting amongst the top 10 richest clubs in the world.
Manchester United’s dominance of English football, on and off the pitch, is underlined today with the release of a financial survey that shows a £45m leap in United’s year-on-year income. Thanks in large part to last season’s Premier League and Champions League double, United’s turnover grew by 21 per cent in the 2007-08 season to £257.1m.
This makes United by far the highest-earning club in Britain, ahead of Chelsea (in second place, with income of £212.9m in the same period), Arsenal (£209.3m) and Liverpool (£167m). (Independent)
Not to anyone’s surprise, these four clubs are also the best clubs in the world on the pitch. Whilst money, does buy you quality, does it also buy you a spot in the top four?
Aston Villa appear to be breaking that mold this year with a young squad that’s bursting at the seams with talent. While the team hasn’t yet reached its full potential, I’m sure most would agree that a change of scenery at the top would be a welcomed sight.