Speaking to The Athletic, a ‘source close’ to Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy and majority club owner Joe Lewis of ENIC has made a possible Lilywhites sale claim.
The Lowdown: Tottenham takeover debate…
After Levy played host to entrepreneur Forrest Li back in December, rolling out the red carpet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, many people within the club have apparently been wondering whether he could be about to become their ‘new boss’ (The Athletic).
The Singaporean entrepreneur was Spurs’ esteemed guest at the end of last year, even meeting both senior Lilywhites staff and players at Hotspur Way after attending a home game.
After Li’s attendance at Spurs, prompting debate as to whether both Levy and the ENIC group could sell Tottenham eventually, a source close to them has now commented on exactly that.
The Latest: Source close to ENIC makes claim…
Speaking to The Athletic, the source says that it is a ‘question of when’ – citing that Levy ‘has said’ he is building Spurs to eventually sell it, even despite the fact Spurs would not describe themselves as a club for sale.
“It has always been a question of when,” said the source apparently close to both Levy and ENIC founder Lewis.
“Daniel has said that he is building this to sell it. But there’s hardly a club in the Premier League that isn’t for sale at the right price.”
The Verdict: Promising message?
Despite this message, The Athletic go on to state that ENIC’s sky-high valuation of Tottenham is estimated at around £3 billion, which is £2.3 billion for the shares plus the extra £700 million of total club debt.
These numbers, despite Li’s $8.5 billion (£6.2 billion) net worth, would most likely deter an outright takeover bid and instead result in the purchase of a minority Spurs stake.
However, after this source’s claim from a reliable outlet, a gradual investment into Spurs which could eventually result in a full sale surely can’t be ruled out in years to come.
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