Tottenham Takeover Bid Imminent?

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Spurs have been throwing money around left and right this Premiership transfer window, matching Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool pound for pound in terms of spending and actually far outdoing anything that the other ‘new money’ clubs like Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa have managed. An impressive feat for a club that, like their rivals at the Emirates, still spends only what it can earn naturally.

But that may be about to change. COS reader Steve has emailed us with a bit of interesting information. Apparently Steve is a Spurs fan, and was given some shares in the club as a present from a friend via the company

Steve had not yet had the chance to register his shares yet to officially claim a bit of the club as his own, but received an email on July 16th with the following information:

We are writing to you with regards to your FramedShare order number [Ed: removed] for a share in Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

We have been informed that it is likely that Tottenham Hotspur will be the subject of a take over. As your order is for a genuine share in a real company and the composition of that company may change on a day to day basis i.e. the company may be taken over, merge with another company or be sold, which would result in you being unable to register as a shareholder.

We can only begin the process of making you a shareholder once registration has been completed. As you have not registered please be advised that if registration is not completed by the 17th July 2007 you will not be registered as shareholder or be entitled to a refund in the event that by not registering by 17th July we are unable to obtain a share certificate.

We advise you that the fastest way to register your share is online, instructions on completing registration can be found on your ‘Share Registration Instructions’ which is included in your gift box.

If you have any queries regarding the registration process please contact the Customer Services team Monday to Friday on 0870 20 23 24 or you can email your query to

We have no idea what their source is for such info, but this company are covering their arses by emailing customers to tell them to register ASAP or lose their opportunity then we imagine it must be fairly credible. Rumours of a takeover have been swirling for a while as Tottenham’s share price fluctuated, and this could add more fuel to the fire.