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Liverpool and Tottenham have benefitted from Man City winning the Premier League

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It looked a foregone conclusion for a considerable time, but Manchester City officially secured the Premier League title on Sunday.

They may have faltered in the Champions League, but the Citizens have been pretty much unstoppable in domestic competitions.

Guardiola's men have accumulated 87 points from 33 games this campaign. They could become the first side in Premier League history to reach the 100 point mark if they win 13 points from their remaining five games.

They can also break Premier League records for most goals scored in a season. They need 11 more in their final five games.

You would not bet against them from smashing both of those records.


But Man City are not the only team that have reaped the rewards from their own success.

Although Liverpool would have preferred to oust Man City to the Premier League title, they have actually benefitted from Guardiola's success according to the Times.

Why? That's down to Raheem Sterling.

The Reds sold Sterling to Man City for £44 million in 2015 but there were some clauses included in the deal.

A further £5 million were included in performance related add-ons, including whether Sterling wins the title with Man City.

That means, following the Citizens being crowned Premier League champions on Sunday, they have been forced to pay out £1 million to the Reds.


Man City were also forced to pay a sum of money to Tottenham as per the Times.

Kyle Walker moved to Manchester last summer and a very similar clause was included in his deal, meaning Tottenham were given £1.5 million by the Champions.


Neither sum is a massive amount in today's terms, but for both Liverpool and Tottenham, it is still better than nothing.

FC Schalke 04 were also given £432,000 due to a clause in Leroy Sane's contract.


That's a good start for both Tottenham and Liverpool, who will be able to use that money as they look to bring in reinforcements in the summer.

But Vincent Kompany has already issued a warning to their Premier League rivals, claiming Man City will continue to improve next season.

"It’s a difficult achievement and I’m proud of the team and everyone involved," Kompany explained.

“You can’t take it for granted. I’ve never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has it in it to be even more successful. I want to see how we react now next season.

“I’m probably the first one to think about next season. I'd like to stay humble - this is not a dynasty, it's one title. We're all delighted, but there's a lot more to do to unlock our full potential."

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