Tottenham: Takeover bidders hold Levy and Lewis belief
Prospective bidders are all thinking the same thing about chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis after Tottenham takeover ‘talks’.
The Lowdown: Spurs takeover bid incoming?
Last week, it was reported that Iranian-US billionaire Jahm Najafi is plotting a formal $3.75 billion (£3.1 billion) Spurs takeover bid and an offer is expected ‘within weeks’.
Through MSP Sports Capital, a New York-based investment company, Najafi is apparently set to make a formal approach for the club but reports suggest they may fall short in their valuation.
The Financial Times broke that news with a report by Dan Kilpatrick now sharing a takeover update for supporters.
The Latest: Spurs bidders hold Lewis and Levy belief…
According to The Evening Standard journalist, it is believed that ‘prospective bidders’ are all thinking the same thing about Lewis and Levy after ‘takeover talks’.
It is believed that potential investors are under the impression that both Spurs chiefs are currently undecided over whether to sell the club outright, sell a minority stake or do ‘nothing at all’.
The Verdict: Interesting weeks ahead…
Amid consistent protests over the current ENIC ownership, and criticism on Levy’s part in a lack of on-field investment over the years, this next few weeks could be interesting for Spurs supporters.
While Tottenham have arguably invested over the last few summer transfer windows, former boss Mauricio Pochettino went without seeing a single signing for a very prolonged period during his reign.
As the Premier League‘s most elite sides are continuously backed off-the-field, it’s becoming an ever-more difficult task to compete, and things could be about to get worse for Spurs with rivals Man United seemingly closing in on a full takeover also.
Some Lilywhites supporters yearning for a change of ownership, and subsequent financial backing as a result, is hardly a surprise given Spurs are without a trophy since their League Cup triumph in 2008.
This indecisiveness over a full sale from Lewis and Levy at the very least doesn’t rule out a full sale of the club in future.