The potential extra revenue up for grabs in Tuesday’s Championship play-off final has been revealed on Monday.
Brentford vs Fulham
Perhaps the biggest match in the Championship calendar is set to take place on Tuesday evening.
Brentford and Fulham will go head-to-head at Wembley in the play-off final, as they vie for the final spot in next season’s Premier League.
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Fulham are seeking a swift return to the English top-flight, after being relegated last season.
Brentford, on the other hand, are aiming to earn their first-ever campaign in the Premier League.
Both sides finished the Championship campaign on 81 points, two points adrift of 2nd place.
They then faced respective Welsh opposition in the play-off semi-finals, with Brentford having downed Swansea, and Fulham edging past Cardiff.
The money involved in winning the play-off final
Now, with the playoff final just over 24 hours away, the windfall set to come the way of the winners at Wembley has come to light.
As per Henry Winter of The Times, should Brentford emerge victorious, they will earn an additional £160m over the next three seasons, with that figure potential rising to £265m over five years if the club survives their first season in the Premier League.
Fulham, who are still receiving parachute payments following their relegation, stand to earn slightly less than Brentford if they win, with their figure standing at £135m.
Championship play-off winner will earn additional revenue worth £135m for #ffc (nb residual parachute) or £160m for #BrentfordFC over next 3 seasons, according to Deloitte. Figure could rise to £265m over a 5-year period if club survives 1st season in PL. High stakes at Wembley.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 3, 2020
This article was edited by Conor Laird.