By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Tottenham have been told they need to stump up £12million to name a train station after the club, according to a report.

Football website Squawka claim the north Londoners are planning to rename White Hart Lane train station to Tottenham Hotspur Station.

It is said Spurs want want the London Overground station renamed ahead of the opening of the club’s new 61,000-seater stadium, which is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2018-19 season.

As part of the big switch, Tottenham chiefs are keen that the stadium remains strongly identified with the club, particularly as there are plans for a walkway that will lead directly to the ground.

The report says Transport for London are open to the idea of the station being renamed, but Tottenham will have to pay £12million to cover the costs of the change.
Spurs’ plans echoes the move by Arsenal back in 1932 when club chiefs changed the name of Gillespie Road station to Arsenal as it was close to the old Highbury Stadium.
Tottenham’s new stadium will feature a retractable pitch which will help the facility host NFL matches.They’ve signed a deal with the NFL which will see them host two American Football games for 10 years.

In other Tottenham news, Jamie Redknapp has claimed this Spurs player is a shadow of the player he was last season.