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Tottenham Hotspur Next For American Takeover

The club that’s most likely to be taken over by American investors next is Tottenham Hotspur. That’s according to 39% of you, the readers, who believe the north London club could be going the way of Manchester United, Liverpool, Aston Villa and possibly Arsenal and Manchester City.

While almost 40% of you predicted Spurs being taken over by American businessmen, Everton and Newcastle both received 21% of your vote. Reading and Fulham received 13% and 6% respectively.

All this comes with the news that Southampton may be acquired by Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen. Southampton won against Norwich today and are fighting to get promoted from the Championship and back into the Premiership.

In the meantime, be sure to cast your vote in the next EPL Talk Poll (see left column of this blog page).

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  2. Anonymous

    April 29, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    I think Joe Lewis is more into horses than Tottenham – has he ever been to a game? However I believe Mr Kelmsley and his friends are big time Spurs and I think they enjoy it too much to be sellers

  3. Allen

    April 29, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Paul Allen also owns the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA.

  4. Anonymous

    April 28, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    Neil is absolutely right. All your poll proves is that 39 per cent of your readers are complete twats. They’ve failed to understand that Joe Lewis is a billionaire tax exile and main sharehold, followed by Levy, who only a couple of years ago rejigged the share structure so that it’s practically impossible to buy out him and Lewis, unless they’re ready to sell. Since Levy is a fanatical supporter, and given that he’s finally got the club building towards a Premiership challenge, only a complete moron would expect them to sell up now. Even if they were to sell, it would make much more sense to wait until they’d won at least one Premiership.

  5. Neil

    April 28, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    What a lot of tosh!

    The principal backer behind Spurs is Joe Lewis who is worth billions (literally). Of the people who own Premiership football clubs, only Abramovich is worth more money. Add that to Daniel Levy, our chairman, who is worth a pretty bob or two, and who is a Spurs fan, and Alan Sugar who’s still got a significant shareholding in the club and we are already owned by people with fantastic wealth who have been successfully running the club, and who have provided it with a very stable financial backdrop.

    This is a non-story with a headline which disguises its absolute lack of substance.

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