Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy opposes Shahid Khan’s £600m bid to buy Wembley

The Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, opposes the Premier League membership’s momentary dwelling of Wembley Stadium being bought to a rival for each soccer and NFL. 

With constructing work by itself new stadium in London overrunning by a number of months, Tottenham have been rescued by the Football Association by being granted longer use of Wembley for its matches than initially agreed. 

When Tottenham’s new venue is finally accomplished, it will likely be internet hosting no less than two NFL matches per season underneath a 10-year deal in competitors with Wembley and its potential new proprietor. Shahid Khan, who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL group and London-based Premier League membership Fulham, is making an attempt to buy Wembley from the FA for £600m and sees it as a attainable dwelling for a London franchise. 

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s opposition to Khan’s takeover was disclosed within the minutes of a gathering he held final week with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust. 

Levy was recorded as saying Khan shopping for Wembley wouldn’t influence Tottenham’s plans for the NFL however that “he was against the sale of Wembley regardless”. Tottenham didn’t dispute the accuracy of the account when contacted. 

The FA management is working to push via the sale to Khan regardless of opposition amongst members of the governing physique’s council which incorporates Tottenham director of soccer operations Rebecca Caplehorn. 

The new White Hart Lane floor (Getty )

After 118 years at White Hart Lane, Tottenham’s stadium was utterly demolished final yr to make manner for a brand new 62,000-seat venue on the identical web site in north London. 

A deliberate opening at the beginning of the season in August was aborted and Tottenham missed a second goal to be prepared in the course of September due to points with what the membership referred to as “critical safety systems”. 

Tottenham has supplied no timeline for the opening, with the FA bailing out the membership by granting the continued use of Wembley which has put an surprising burden on the sphere. 

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