EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham squad will split £3.5m if they qualify for next season’s Champions League, with Antonio Conte in line for bonus of around £2m
- Tottenham are scrapping with Arsenal for the top four this season
- There is the incentive of a bonus pot of £3.5million if they can qualify
- The bonus will then be shared amongst the squad on a pro-rata basis
- Daniel Levy is known for rewarding his players with incentivised cash payments
Tottenham will split a bonus bounty of around £3.5million if they can end their Champions League exile this season.
Spurs haven’t played in European football’s top club competition since the 2019/20 campaign but are hopeful of sealing their return this season as they go head-to-head with London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea for the remaining two Champions League slots.
And Spurs will financially reward their players if they can secure a top-four finish this season; Sportsmail understands the squad will trigger a bonus of just over £1million for finishing fourth. They would receive over £1.5million if they finished third.
Harry Kane and Co will split a £3.5million bonus pot if they qualify for the Champions League
But the majority of Tottenham’s complex bonus schedule is spread across the season to incentivise each game and point throughout the season, with the amount pumped into the bounty after each result dependent on the league position of Tottenham and their opponents at the time of each fixture.
In total, Spurs players are in line to net in the region of £3million if they can finish in the top-four this season.
The bonus will then be shared amongst the squad on a pro-rata basis based on appearances and minutes played.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is set to bag in the region of £2m if Spurs make it
In addition, a number of Tottenham players are understood to have negotiated personal Champions League qualification bonuses into their contracts.
Similarly, head coach Antonio Conte is believed to have a Champions League qualification bonus in his contract, too. Former boss Jose Mourinho’s windfall for qualifying for the competition was £2million, with sources indicating that Conte’s is ‘similar’.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is known for rewarding his players with heavily incentivised cash agreements and will be more than happy to fork out what will amount to over £5million in bonuses if his club can regain their place among English football’s top table.
Spurs are in the thick of the fight for a top four place along with Arsenal
In comparison, Sportsmail revealed in March that Arsenal’s players would receive up to £500,000 each if they make the top-four this season – which indicates their bonus schedule is more lucrative that arch rivals Tottenham.
Chelsea, however, have not negotiated a Champions League qualification reward with their players; the Stamford Bridge club’s bonus schedule only pays out for winning trophies.
The Blues are currently in third place, three points clear of fourth-placed Arsenal and five points in front of Tottenham who are in fifth with just four games to play.