The Daily Mail is reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are about to be gobbled up by some moneybags fat-cats.
Daily Mail journos breathlessly announced that:
“Two consortia have shown interest in trying to buy out Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and his fellow shareholders, and hope to put a deal forward that will be announced to the London Stock Exchange within the next fortnight.”
And even gave us a peak into some factions jostling for a piece of the Spurs pie:
“Oil tycoon Vagit Alekperov, 57, born in Azerbaijan and president of Russian oil company Lukoil, is believed to be keen and has the resources as he is rated by Forbes magazine as the 48th richest man in the world with an £8billion fortune. A Far Eastern consortium is also keen while ex-vice chairman Paul Kemsley has been linked with a return after resigning from the football club’s board.”
So pretty much the usual suspects for a Premier League team takeover then, a Russian oil-gazillionaire and a Far Eastern ‘consortium’ – but will the injection of fat wads of cash bring the desired success?