Tottenham Hotspur may have held discussions with other parties potentially interested in an investment opportunity amid the reports of the Qatar Sports Investments rumours.
The week started on the back of reports emerging on Sunday night of talks being held between Daniel Levy and Nasser Al-Khelaifi over a potential minority stake in the Lilywhites.
This had been suggested by the journalist Ben Jacobs who claimed QSI were interested in expanding their portfolio to the Premier League and had identified Spurs as a potential investment opportunity.
However, since those reports had emerged, Alasdair Gold had claimed the north London club had shut down the notion of these talks have taken place.
And now, the Spurs correspondent has suggested on his latest YouTube video that QSI may not be the only party that could potentially be interested in a possible opportunity that may arise in N17:
“I’ve kind of also heard some suggestions certainly from the other side of the table, the Qatar side of the table, that there’s a feeling that maybe Spurs perhaps there’s another couple of interested parties at their end; that maybe, Spurs have had some discussions with about investment in the club.
“Or interested parties, I should say rather than discussions, but if they’re interested, I’m sure there have been discussions.”
The initial reports coming from Jacobs have suggested the Qatari investment fund could potentially be looking to take a percentage slightly lower than the 30% Levy could be willing to allow.
However, it was initially thought this could potentially be a one-horse race with QSI and they could have the freedom of offering Spurs the terms they wish for.
But on the back of Gold’s comments, it will be interesting to see whether – if these talks progress – it becomes a serious battle to secure a stake in the Premier League side.
These reports come amid frustration being vocalised by sections of the Spurs fanbase in recent games with some chants heard from the stands directed towards the Tottenham chairman.
And with the likes of Newcastle United soaring up the league table on the back of fresh investment in the club, perhaps Levy has realised the club may need to source external funding to continue progressing.
But going back to Gold’s comments, having more than just QSI potentially interested in an opportunity at Spurs can only be a good thing for the Lilywhites.
Having a financial superpower like QSI interested will be seen as a positive by many, but only having them interested could restrict Levy’s potential demands if he is to consider offering out a stake in the club.
On the contrary, if Spurs have multiple parties interested, it could be seen as a possible bargaining tool which Levy could use to his advantage.