The actual definition of moneyball…
Premier League clubs will see their current TV deal almost double in a staggering new agreement over broadcasting rights.
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Top flight sides currently get around £55 million a year from their current deals with broadcasters but even that sum, which is currently a record, is set to be dwarfed by possible new proposals according to Daily Star.
Broadcasters are set to bid for telly rights over the next few months as current agreements are set to expire in 2016 and according to banking experts, the Premier League could see individual clubs pocked up to £100m per season.
“I don’t think those numbers are unrealistic,” said Dan Jones of accounting firm Deloitte.
“Nobody called the rises correct last time. But there’s no doubt they are only going one way – which is up.
“And there is still a lot of room for that to grow internationally.”
The news will come as a boost to clubs at the top end of the table who are fighting to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Manchester City particularly have struggled to follow the strict rules surrounding finances and a boost in the income from television rights could help them balance their books.
The new deal from the Premier League will also see the unusual addition of 10 Friday night games.
In the last telly agreement, British broadcasters Sky and BT both spent over £3 billion the acquire TV rights, an increase of 77% on the previous deal.