'Does it fit with the Spurs model?' - Exclusive: £250m off-pitch deal mooted, pundit reacts
Michael Brown has questioned whether Tottenham selling the naming rights to their stadium fits in with the club’s esteemed history.
However, the ex-Spur and Sheffield United midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted a blockbuster deal may be beneficial to the club with the possibility of increased funds for salaries and transfers.
According to the Daily Mail, Amazon are interested in sponsoring Spurs’ new state of the art stadium in a deal worth a potential £250million.
If Daniel Levy could secure an agreement it would make the stadium’s sponsorship the lost lucrative in world football with payments of £25million a season over a ten-year period.
Amazon are currently filming a documentary series with the Lilywhites called ‘All or Nothing’ which is due to air this summer.
When asked by Football Insider if Spurs fans would welcome their stadium being sponsored by the likes of Amazon, Brown said: “As a player, it would be no different for you. They would hope it would be a lucrative deal with Amazon that could maybe strengthen the squad or their salaries go up – that is a player’s view.
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“But then looking from outside the football club it comes down to history. Does it fit with the model of Spurs? They are very much in their beliefs at Spurs to do the right thing generally.
“It is a wonderful club with a wonderful stadium.”
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as it is currently named, was completed on April 3 last year – costing £1billion.
Spurs spent the two previous years at Wembley having left their inaugural home White Hart Lane at the end of the 2017 season.
In other Tottenham news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider “it beggars belief” that club are paying £8.5million a year deal.