Report discloses how much Newcastle and Aston Villa made

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Aston Villa and Newcastle United make a tidy sum, despite their Premier League relegation.

Relegated Newcastle United and Aston Villa earned in excess of £138 million in prize money this past season, according to The Mail.

On the pitch, it was a rotten 2015-16 Premier League campaign for Villa and the Magpies, who finished in 20th and 18th place respectively as they gear up for a rigourous stint in the Championship.

Off the pitch, though, it was quite a lucrative campaign despite their relegation.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez

The Mail reports that Villa, who won a meagre 17 points from 38 league outings, still pocketed £66,622,615 in prize money, whereas Newcastle picked up £72,846,635.

The bulk of the money stems from the Premier League's bumper television deals which obviously sees its top-flight clubs prosper, regardless where they finish.

Aston Villa fans

Aston Villa, who also finished bottom of that particular table, only had 11 live games, with Newcastle, who came 15th in the money league, being shown 16 times.

The huge figures underline the importance of staying in the division and both clubs will undoubtedly suffer a financial hit as a result of their relegation.

Newcastle fans

But both sets of fans will feel optimistic that they can bounce straight back, with Aston Villa under new ownership following Randy Lerner's 10-year reign, whereas Rafael Benitez is expected to stick with the Magpies.

General view of Paper planes on the pitch thrown by Aston Villa fans in protest as Jack Grealish takes a cornerGeneral view of Paper planes on the pitch thrown by Aston Villa fans in protest as Jack Grealish takes a corner

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