Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium ‘will not be ready for next season’

Tottenham Hotspur have transformed themselves into genuine title contenders over the last few seasons.

In order to continue building up their status, the North London club were granted permission to construct a brand new stadium.

The ground, which is adjacent to their former home White Hart Lane, is widely expected to be open in time for the 2018-19 season, but one of the club’s former players is not so sure.

Alan Brazil, who played for Spurs for a year during his football career, seems to have some inside knowledge.

The 58-year-old said during his radio show on talkSPORT that there may be trouble ahead.

“Only yesterday I heard that there’s not a hope in hell that the new stadium will be ready for the new season.”

The stadium, which has not been given an official name yet, is expected to hold 61,559 seats, which will eclipse the home of Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal, whose Emirates ground has a 60,000 capacity.

If Brazil’s comments are true, then Spurs face potentially prolonging their stay at Wembley, which has not been a happy ground for them as yet.

So far this season, Mauricio Pochettino’s team have won two of their five futures at the ground, and neither of those victories were in the Premier League.