Middle Eastern takeover interest?

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Telegraph are reporting that ‘outside intermediaries’ have been talking with Middle Eastern businessmen about the possibility of launching a takeover of Tottenham Hotspur for a fee in the region of £2bn.

Spurs owner Joe Lewis, who is based on the Bahamas has spent the last three weeks in London and although he rarely visits or watches Tottenham in action, his presence has certainly got the rumour mill suggesting that he is asking why the stadium development is taking so long to complete.


The report claims that Lewis could be open to selling the club after originally buying a controlling stake from Alan Sugar in 2001.

Apparently ‘sources close to Lewis’ are not aware of any interest from potential buyers.  However, Lewis is a businessman, Spurs is just another business to him at the end of the day.

With a wealth rumoured to be in the region of around £4.5bn, the 81-year-old hasn’t exactly splashed the cash in the same way that the likes of Manchester City’s owners have in order to propel the club forward.

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