The print edition of The Daily Mail (16/02, back page) has revealed that Jahm Najafi, who is thought to be readying a bid to takeover Tottenham, has previously shown interest in buying Everton.
With the popularity of Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis being at an all-time low among Spurs fans, a section of the fan base would have welcomed the news earlier this week of Najafi’s interest in buying the North London club.
It was The Financial Times that first broke the news on Wednesday that the American-Iranian businessman, who is chair of MSP Sports Capital, is working with a consortium to prepare the structure of a £3.1 billion offer.
The Daily Mail subsequently revealed on the same day that while Joe Lewis is now open to selling Spurs, the expected bid from MSP Sports Capital is likely to be turned down, with Tottenham’s current owners valuing the club at £4bn-£4.5bn.
The print edition of the Mail have now explained that this is not the first time that Najafi is showing interest in a Premier League club. It is explained that the 60-year-old has a ‘long-standing interest’ in English top-flight football and previously explored investing in Everton.
Spurs Web Opinion
Tottenham would be the most lucrative option for any extremely wealthy investors looking to buy a Premier League club right now. Even though Spurs might not have the commercial potential of a club like Man Utd, the infrastructure in place in N17 is far superior to most other clubs.
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