According to a report in The Evening Standard, American business tycoon Todd Boehly, who holds 20% stake in Major League Baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers, is considering making a bid to buy a stake in Tottenham Hotspur.
Boehly is backed by his private investment firm Eldridge Industries, which controls shares in a wide array of businesses from real estate, insurance, and sport.
The report claims that the 46-year-old is interested in investing in the Premier League and is considering two London based clubs closely – Chelsea and Tottenham.
It is suggested Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich values the Blues at around £2.5bn and that Tottenham are worth more owing to the recent upgrades of their training ground and stadium.
The report goes on to claim that Boehly currently favours the Lilywhites over Chelsea but it remains to be seen if Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis – partners in the investment company ENIC International, are willing to sell the club.
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You can never rule out the possibility of Levy or ENIC deciding to sell the club if they receive a good offer given how pragmatic an operator the Spurs chairman is. However, it is unlikely that he will be tempted to walk out just when the club looks on the cusp of doing something special.
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