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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