The Wolves had a superb 2018/19 season and sealed a seventh place after promotion to the championship.
The club has improved further this season with progression to the Europa League in the round of 16, while Nuno Espirito Santo’s team are also real contenders for the top four.
And their growth under the Portuguese, combined with the clever business relationships of the Fosun owners, has placed the club in a very financially healthy position.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire calculated the value of Premier League clubs based on information obtained from the 2018/19 accounts.
Wolves are reportedly worth £ 458 million – 10 times what Fosun paid Steve Morgan to buy the club four years ago – and only lag behind the “big six” in the rankings.
Tottenham Hotspur, spurred on by their magnificent new stadium, tops the list and is estimated at £ 2.5 billion, Manchester City, United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea also ahead of the Wolves.
Wolves made pre-tax profit of nearly £ 20 million for the year ending May 2019 and had sales of £ 172.5 million – a staggering increase of £ 146 million compared to the previous year.
With the growth of award-winning assets Raul Jimenez, Adama Traoré and Ruben Neves during the 2019/20 campaign, the estimate of £ 458 million is expected to increase.
The coronavirus crisis has suspended the world of football for now, but Fosun still plans to increase Molineux’s capacity in the not too distant future. Plans for stadium capacity over 50,000 have been revealed and this would allow the Wolves to significantly increase their income on match day.
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