Spurs: Jamie O’Hara makes bold takeover claim

The TalkSport pundit believes Tottenham will attract plenty of interest if it’s put up for sale by ENIC.

TalkSport pundit Jamie O’Hara has claimed that “a lot of billionaires” will want to buy Tottenham Hotspur if they are put up for sale.

What’s the latest Spurs takeover news?
It was a terrible final home game of the season for Spurs on Saturday as they were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Brentford in the Premier League.

This means, the campaign will see Tottenham end without any trophies yet again, while the club don’t even have a permanent manager or a sporting director in charge.

It certainly is a mess in North London right now and fans have been furious with ENIC and chairman Daniel Levy for some time, protesting against the ​​​​​​ownership set-up with growing regularity.

However, there is no guarantee that they would be bought by someone who would do a better job of running the club if Tottenham was put up for sale.

Even so, while talking about it all on TalkSport, former player O’Hara insisted there would be no shortage of offers for the Premier League asset if ENIC did opt to sell.

He explained: “I can assure you now if Tottenham went up for sale properly – and Joe Lewis did come out and say we’re going to sell the football club – there’d be a lot of billionaires who would want to buy it.

“Are you joking? You’ve got concerts? You’ve got Formula One there. You’ve got NFL matches there. It’s one of the most sought-after stadiums in the world.”

Who wants to buy Spurs?
It’s notable that O’Hara doesn’t call upon any footballing achievements when listing while the football club would be a good asset for any prospective buyers.

To be fair to him, though the new stadium is a great venue, with deals struck to host music concerts, boxing and rugby in London N17. And the club have even, somewhat spuriously, estimated that 5.9bn people globally will be interested in events held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

However, even if it is a potentially attractive asset, as we’ve learnt with the saga that has developed after the Glazer family put Manchester United on the market this season, it wouldn’t be simple to get ENIC out and someone else (someone better) in charge.

Still, there may already be a leading candidate to takeover Spurs with Iranian-American billionaire Jahm Najafi – chair of MSP Sports Capital – reportedly working with a consortium ahead of a possible £3b takeover in the near future.