Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas has claimed that a Tottenham Hotspur takeover is still some way off.
The Lowdown: Spurs takeover talk
There have been some murmurings over the past 12 months about a potential takeover of Spurs, but given they are still yet to get naming rights to their stadium, that would appear to be unlikely.
ENIC have been in charge at Tottenham for 20 years and they have seen little success with their best achievement being one League Cup triumph and a Champions League final through an albeit impressive run of top-four finishes.
The Latest: Tottenham takeover not close
He said: “I think we are some way away from that happening. The naming rights for the stadium is the priority in terms of business and that will help bring a sizeable influx of money into the club once it’s complete, adding more value.”
The Verdict: ENIC won’t be going anywhere
Considering ENIC spent so long building and pumping money into one of the world’s best stadiums, it would be bizarre for them to cash in and leave at the first opportunity in 2023.
Especially when Spurs are still in the Champions League, looking to be in with a shout of finishing in the top four once again and having a world-class manager in Antonio Conte at the helm, there are few reasons to sell up.
However, there is perhaps one, and that’s the fact other clubs are now up for sale, while the likes of Newcastle United have overtaken them in terms of wealth, so ENIC may feel they can no longer sufficiently compete.