With Premier League clubs starting to be invested in by foreign clubs, some argue it is killing the beautiful game, but the League which is claimed to be the best in the world is grabbing the attention of foreign billionaires.
With rumours starting to gather pace about a takeover at Tottenham, could a new ownership deal actually take place? Here are three reasons as to why Spurs might be on the receiving end of a whole new look, with new management, new players and even new owners.
With Bale being offered a £115,000 per week on a four year contract, this shows that the wage structure at Spurs has been completely redrafted and is willing to offer Bale a contract which will make him have the most expensive salary at Spurs. Of course Tottenham would want to hold onto their key player which might explain this but what about their newcomers?
With a various number of papers reporting that Spurs are willing to offer Sigurdsson £70,000 per week, that would put him at the top end of Tottenham’s wage bill with Van Der Vaart being the top earner of this amount before Bale was rewarded with his deal. Now maybe Sigurdsson is just replacing the Dutch international but for a newcomer to be appointed this contract without proving himself at the club, and the impending future of Adebayor expected to be paid a similar amount, Levy must be expecting a big income in order to gamble with such high figures.
With Tottenham becoming a team who are repeatedly getting into Europe due to the success of Redknapp and his predecessors, it has created the awareness of Spurs as a team across the world, establishing fan bases in America, Asia and Australia.
With the club also set to begin the building of the new stadium within months, it would be a great time to sell the club as the club are on the rise and developing their facilities. For example, last season saw the final year of the previous training centre as the club developed a new facility which is “one of the best in Europe” according to club officals.
Levy has faced a tough few months due to personal reasons but unfortunately it does not seem that happy times are right around the corner. With a loved one of his having to fly to the States for specialist medical care during a long term illness, Levy does not have the time he would like to have to develop the club further.
Of course if the club is to be sold he will still be involved in the negotiation process due to his hard-bargaining and love for the club, but as a major stakeholder in the club, it does not seem like a sensible option.
It goes without saying that we wish Mr Levy and his family the best during this time.
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