Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton has questioned whether Tottenham fans would have rather stayed at White Hart Lane than move to their new stadium if it meant a higher level of investment into the first team.
It has now been nearly three years since Spurs moved into their new billion pound home ground but this is set to be the first full season with fans at the new stadium following the restrictions due to Covid-19 last campaign.
Ashton has asked Tottenham fans if they even care about the new venue, now that the initial excitement has dissipated.
He suggested that some Spurs fans might have preferred staying at White Hart Lane and investing the money into the squad in order to win some silverware.
Watch what the former Hammers striker told talkSPORT:
“Do the fans really care about it?!” 🤷♂️
“Do you really care, if it affects then what you can go and do in the transfer market?”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 14, 2022
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This argument from Ashton makes zero sense when one considers the facts of how the new stadium affect Tottenham’s finances.
Even reducing the interest payments Spurs owe on the amount that they borrowed to build it, they would still have more money left from the additional revenue that the new stadium generates in comparison to White Hart Lane.
So, building the new stadium is actually not taking away from Tottenham’s ability to spend in the transfer market but is actually adding to it.
Of course, the timing of the pandemic was unfortunate and put the club into trouble but given how the debt has spread over the long term, Spurs are now in a strong financial position moving forward.
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