In an attempt to give a boost to English football, the Premier League clubs have agreed to share £1bn of the new record breaking TV deal with lower league teams and grassroots football, as reported by the BBC.
The Premier League recently sold the television rights to Sky Sports and BT Sports for a combined total of £5.136bn. The deal will last three years, and will start from 2016.
The record breaking deal will see a massive cash injection handed to the English top flight clubs, but in an attempt to build up English football there will be a number of donations made.
This may seem hugely generous, but the figure hasn’t actually risen as much as it arguably should have done.
Clubs were originally donating £700m, which means a rise of 40%. This is despite the fact that the new deal has seen an increase of 70% from £3bn to well over £5bn.
Premier League clubs have also agreed to pay the living wage to all staff, which means every full-time staff member will receive enough to cover the cost of living – varying depending on where in England they live.