Former player and TalkSport pundit Jamie O’Hara believes that there would be a significant interest from billionaires if Tottenham Hotspur were put up for sale. Following Spurs’ disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Brentford in their final game of the season, it is evident that the club will finish the campaign without any silverware. Moreover, the absence of a permanent manager and sporting director has added to the turmoil at the club.
Tottenham’s ownership structure, particularly ENIC and chairman Daniel Levy, has been a subject of criticism and protest from fans in recent times. However, the potential sale of the club does not guarantee an improvement in its management. Despite this uncertainty, O’Hara expressed confidence that there would be no shortage of offers for the Premier League asset if ENIC decided to sell.
O’Hara highlighted the appeal of Tottenham as a valuable investment, stating that numerous billionaires would be interested in purchasing the club. He emphasized the allure of the state-of-the-art stadium, which hosts various events such as concerts, Formula One races, and NFL matches. The impressive venue has established itself as one of the most sought-after stadiums globally.
While O’Hara did not mention any footballing achievements, he acknowledged the significance of Tottenham’s new stadium. The club has secured deals to host music concerts, boxing matches, and rugby events, contributing to its attractiveness as an asset. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s estimated reach of 5.9 billion people worldwide further adds to its potential as a global entertainment destination.
However, the process of acquiring ownership of Tottenham Hotspur would not be straightforward. As demonstrated by the recent saga involving the potential sale of Manchester United by the Glazer family, removing ENIC and securing a more capable replacement would be a complex undertaking.
Nevertheless, there are reports of a potential leading candidate to take over Spurs. Iranian-American billionaire Jahm Najafi, who chairs MSP Sports Capital, is reportedly working with a consortium towards a £3 billion takeover in the near future. This development adds intrigue to the future of Tottenham Hotspur.
The coming months will undoubtedly be interesting as the club’s ownership situation unfolds, potentially paving the way for a new era at Tottenham Hotspur.