In 2016-17 each Premier League club is guaranteed a minimum of £170m over three years, even if they finish rock bottom. That's enough to buy you 1.4bn bananas if you were so inclined.
It's obvious, then, why people are interested in buying those teams. But what about the owners of clubs further down the league pyramid?
The prize money is so much lower, yet the outlay on wages and maintenance is still so great. Surely that's a fool's game?
But just imagine the potential earnings if that club have a great season or two, and football finance expert Rob Wilson from Sheffield Hallam University believes there are two main reasons for owning one.
Read more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36266364
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