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Manchester clubs with best wages to turnover ratios

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The author of the authoritative Swiss Ramble blog has tweeted some information about wages to turnover ratios in the Premier League in the 2015-16 season.   The two Manchester clubs have among the lowest ratios: 50 per cent at City and 45 per cent at United.

However, only three clubs are at or below the 50 per cent figure recommended by Deloitte, Tottenham Hotspur being the other club at 48 per cent.   At the other end of the scale were relegated Aston Villa (85 per cent), Crystal Palace (79 per cent) and Stoke City (also 79 per cent).

At least no clubs were above the 100 per cent level, although that can happen in the Championship.

Manchester United have the biggest gross debt at £490m, but also the largest cash balance.   Other clubs with large debts are Arsenal (£233m) and Liverpool (£163m).