Finance guru explains why Levy may be pleased by Chelsea takeover news 

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Football finance expert Kieran Maguire has claimed that Daniel Levy will be pleased with reports of Chelsea’s takeover being worth around £4.25 billion.

Following the sanctions placed on Roman Abramovich after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Chelsea are on the verge of being taken over by new owners.

After weeks of impasse, The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that a group led by American investor Todd Boehly have struck a deal to take over from Abramovich for a whopping price of £4.25 billion.

Meanwhile, The Athletic reported back in February that Tottenham are now more for sale than they have ever been, with potential investors having to pay £3 billion to buy the club: £2.3 billion for the shares, plus £700 million of debt. 

The report stated that several investors had shown interest in buying the North London club, including Todd Boehly and Singaporean businessman Forest Li.

Maguire believes that Tottenham’s owners will be delighted with the figures reported regarding Chelsea’s sale as that will set the benchmark for Tottenham’s potential sale in the future.

He told Football Insider: “I don’t think they (Spurs owners) will have been that bothered about whether the deal actually went through or not.

“In some respects, the longer it takes for the deal to go through, the better it is for Spurs because it delays Chelsea’s plans for the summer.

“It is clear by now what the going rate is. That has been established from all the leaks that we’ve seen.

“Therefore, I think Spurs can benchmark against this £4.25 billion regardless of whether or how long it takes the contract to be signed.”

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Given that Tottenham boast a better infrastructure than Chelsea and potentially have a much higher ceiling in terms of matchday income due to the multi-purpose nature of the stadium, Levy and ENIC will likely demand an even higher fee than the reported £4.25 billion takeover of Chelsea.

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