Premier League wages close to £3 billion, but clubs have curbed runaway growth

6 December 2019

Liverpool
Photo: Getty Images Liverpool are projected to increase their wages by £44 million in the wake of their recent Champions League triumph and with contract extensions and investments in the likes of Allison and Fabinho.   

Premier League wages are estimated to show reduced growth compared to what has been evident in recent years, according to Off The Pitch's Financial Forecast 2019.

"Big Six" clubs to keep paying more than half the total Premier League wage bill.

Relegated clubs will leave a wage gap behind that promoted clubs can't offset.

Mads Christian Fogt Jensen, analyst mj@offthepitch.com

The wages of Premier League clubs are by far the highest in the world of football.

The financial year of 2018/19 looks to be no exception, according to Off The Pitch's Financial Forecast 2019, as an overall estimated increase of £165 million will bring the total wage bill close to £3 billion, while the rest of the European leagues have yet to even surpass the £2 billion mark.  

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