Fulham reported operating losses of £73m for the financial year 2019/20, according to club accounts filed with Companies House yesterday.

Income from player sales – the largest being Ryan Sessegnon’s departure for Tottenham Hotspur – did reduce this by £25m. The accounts detail that Fulham’s income dropped by around £80m following their 2018/2019 relegation from the Premier League, with wages dropping by £15m. Fulham spent nearly £53m the following season on players and were promoted under Scott Parker with a squad worth £186m.

These accounts show just how heavily Fulham are reliant on Shahid Khan’s personal backing to remain both solvent and competitive.