Scoring a Premiership footballer will cost a wannabe WAG #50,670, according to research by Virgin Money.
It will set back aspiring footballers’ wives an initial investment of #28,815 to win their perfect match and then a spend of #21,855 in year one of the relationship to keep their footballer from playing away.
The elements identified by Virgin Money to make up the initial investment are – the obligatory boob job, #5,750; designer wardrobe, #7,050; body conditioning, #9,360; being seen in the correct places, #2,480; makeover, #1,465; and accessories, #2,710.
Ongoing expenses in the first year (at least) to keep the WAGs at the top of their games will be – hair care, #6,120 a year; gym membership/personal trainer, #5,460; nails, #650; tan, #1,820; clothes, at least #6,740; alcohol, #490; and trendy club membership, #575.
For those WAGs willing to set their sights a little lower, Virgin Money estimates that a Championship player’s heart can be won over for #31,400, a League 1 player for #15,250 and a League 2 player for #5,140.
Right at the other end of the spectrum, girls can bag a typical non-league Conference player for somewhere in the region of #512.
John Franklin, from Virgin Money, said: "We felt that with all the hype about WAGs it was important to let women know what it would take financially to join this exclusive set, from park to Premiership player."
Virgin Money conducted the research to form the backbone of an online service it is launching at www.scoreafootballer.co.uk.
It came amidst reports that David Beckham paid himself a salary of up to #19 million last year.
The former England football captain’s income is listed in the end-of-year accounts for his company, Footwork Productions.
It includes income from his sponsorship deals with global brands including Adidas, Gillette, Pepsi and Police sunglasses.
But it does not include the #6 million a year he gets for playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid.