Eight Premier League clubs overheating on wages

2 May 2019

Crystal Palace
Photo: Getty Images Crystal Palace paid out the highest percentage of wages in the Premier League - 78 per cent of turnover.

Eight Premier League clubs paid over 70 per cent of turnover in wages last season.

Stoke City, West Brom and Swansea were all above the recommended wages-to-revenue ratio, but the gamble failed following relegation.

Expert: “The salary levels…  show the extent of the gamble that they take…”

Eight Premier League clubs exceeded UEFA’s recommended limit on salaries last season - including the three clubs that suffered relegation.

UEFA recommends that clubs pay out no more than 70 per cent of revenues in wages.

But research by offthepitch.com has revealed that Crystal Palace, Stoke City, West Brom, Swansea, Bournemouth, Everton, Leicester and Southampton all exceeded that percentage.

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