Tottenham are the only club ranked inside Europe’s top 10 most valuable teams who failed to qualify for the Champions League this season.
Fresh analysis by financial giants KPMG has given a damning outlook on Jose Mourinho’s side, who did not make football’s elite competition despite being judged to have a more valuable team than the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint Germain.
KPMG released a table of their findings which showed Manchester City and Liverpool to be the two most valuable sides in European football, with Pep Guardiola’s men carrying a valuation of a staggering £1.056billion.
Jurgen Klopp’s team, who won the trophy in 2019, are presently valued at £993m.
Tottenham are the only team ranked inside the Europe’s top 10 most valuable not to make the Champions League this season – all others have progressed to the last 16
The research shows that money certainly talks, as each of the other top 10 most valuable teams, Spurs aside, have made it to the last 16 of the Champions League.
KPMG deem City to be Europe’s most valuable side, with rivals Liverpool just fractionally behind.
Chelsea are placed in third following a summer of big spending and talent recruitment, with a valuation of £865m. This puts Frank Lampard’s side above both Real Madrid (£837m) and Barcelona (£807m).
|1. Manchester City||£1,056m|
|4. Real Madrid||£837m|
|6. Bayern Munich||£806m|
|8. Paris Saint Germain||£746m|
|10. Borussia Dortmund||£652m|
|11. Atletico Madrid||£605m|
|12. RB Leipzig||£478m|
Manchester City have been deemed to be the most valuable team in European football
Teams with the lowest value to progress in the Champions League this season include the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach and Porto.
Matches for the knockout stage of the competition will commence in early 2021, when it is hoped a larger number of supporters will finally be permitted to return to the stadiums.
In April, a UK university study actually deemed Tottenham to be the Premier League’s most valuable football club, though this detailed research took into account the full commercial operations of clubs.
Liverpool sit marginally behind City, though both teams are worth more than £900m
In the body of work compiled by University of Liverpool Management School football finance expert Kieran Maguire, Tottenham were shown to have gained several yards on competitors with thanks to their highly regimented and generally low wage system, along with a ‘highly commercial’ stadium with continuous earning potential.
Such figures only serve to add pressure to manager Mourinho, who is enjoying a fine season with his side sitting top of the Premier League at present.