West Ham received less in TV earnings from the Premier League last season, but a new deal with Sky can only mean positive things for the Hammers.

It’s no secret that the amount of money in modern football is ridiculous. From transfer fees to wages, everything has skyrocketed over the past 10 years. However, West Ham are said to have seen a decrease in earnings from coverage of their Premier League games.

The Hammers had received a similar figure for a couple of years now, with both the 2021/22 and 2021/20 TV revenue being around £163 million. Unfortunately, in a time where the club are being careful that they don’t “do an Everton” by breaking FFP rules, West Ham actually saw a substantial difference from previous years. 

Allegedly, the figure dropped as low as £141.4 million making them the 7th lowest earner from TV coverage in the Premier League, below the likes of Brentford, Fulham, Wolves and Crystal Palace. 

Fortunately, this is not an issue that should persist for much longer as from the 2025/26 season coverage in the UK will be increased by 70% as Sky Sports acquire rights to more matches than ever before. This should give not only West Ham, but the whole Premier League even more dominance in football as they will have even greater spending power than any other league in the world.

We won’t know the true extent to which the dip in finances has affected our Irons until they publish their full financial report later this month. However, given finances are something the club are already concerned about, a relatively small amount of money in football terms could have a massive impact on the club financially.