Football.London journalist Alasdair Gold has claimed in his latest YouTube video that he has heard ‘little noises’ that ENIC could potentially look to sell their stake in Tottenham Hotspur within the next year.
ENIC currently control majority ownership of the north London club with an 85.6 per cent share, which could increase to 87.5 per cent if they decide to draw down the full £150million cash injection from the Bahamas-based company (Spurs official).
ENIC is owned by Joe Lewis, 84, who has a net worth, according to Forbes of $5.4billion (£4.3million) having amassed the majority of his wealth through the Tavistock Group which has more than 200 business interests along with his involvement in currency trading.
Gold suggested that they made decide it is time to cash in and put the club up for sale due to the fact it is probably hit the peak time for a high valuation.
He said (18:00): “The club will always deny it, ‘there is no intention to sell’ is what they always say.
“I hear little noises, I hear talk that potentially they could look, they could choose to sell within the next year because from a financial point of view it is probably going to be peak value time for Tottenham Hotspur as a club.”
Considering Chelsea was reportedly sold for £4.25bn by a consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly (BBC) and given the fact that Tottenham have a state-of-the-art training ground and a new stadium within their portfolio along with a club in the Champions League, it would certainly sell for a figure in the same region, if not higher than what Chelsea has just exchanged hands for.
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