Journalist Alasdair Gold has revealed that other groups have shown interest in investing in Tottenham Hotspur amid recent Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) talks.
It was recently reported by Sky Sports that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met with QSI head Nasser Al-Khelaifi in early January to discuss the possibility of investing in the north London club – although Tottenham have since denied such reports.
The same report claimed that QSI are looking to expand their footballing empire in 2023 from PSG and Braga to include a new team.
However, if Tottenham aren’t on the agenda – which is what the club have claimed – that doesn’t mean other groups won’t be considering possible investment in the Lilywhites.
Indeed, in an article for football.london, Gold explained: “My area is Tottenham really and all I know is that QSI kicked off a process with Spurs this month to see whether investment might be possible or not.
“Tottenham deny that was the case and we’ll see whether it ever amounts to anything. I’m led to believe that a couple of other groups have shown interest about investing in the club.
“Of course, the flip-side is that selling a minority stake of shares to a group like QSI, who can’t buy the club outright because of their PSG ownership, makes it less straightforward to then sell the club in future years unless everybody can agree to a sale.”
Back at Spurs, though, now might be time for a change too. Indeed, fans certainly aren’t happy with the way things are being run under owner ENIC Group and club chairman Daniel Levy. For instance, earlier in January supporters sang: “Daniel Levy, get out of our club.”
With that in mind, potential new investors may well feel as though they have the perfect chance to pounce and so it certainly is interesting to hear that certain groups have started to show interest.
At this stage, however, beyond QSI, it remains unclear as to what parties have made any kind of contact with Spurs.