By Harry Sykes
Simon Jordan revealed on Twitter on Monday that he was not being a troublemaker when he dropped the bombshell that a “significant number” of Tottenham players want to quit.
Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan claimed on Sunday that he had been reliably informed that a Spurs exodus was imminent.
The message came after beIN Sports anchorman Richard Keys had stated on his personal Twitter account that Tottenham would not win anything next season due to the Wembley effect and suggested a number of top players would not be at the club for the unveiling of the new White Hart Lane stadium in 2018-19.
Jordan insisted on Monday on his personal Twitter account that his motives for his incendiary message was purely innocent.
“The reason why I shared it, was because I was responding to a tweet by Richard Keys about Tottenham who [by the way] have done wonderfully well ..allowed?,” said the outspoken former Palace chairman.
— Simon Jordan (@Sjopinion10) May 8, 2017
Jordan’s claim on Sunday will intensify fears among fans that Spurs could struggle to hold on to the players who have spearheaded them to what is likely to be a second-placed Premier League finish.
Spurs won't win the title playing out of Wembley. Let's see what's left of this squad when they return to the Lane. Good night!
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) May 5, 2017
Defenders Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier have been most strongly linked with summer exits in recent weeks, while star duo Dele Alli and Harry Kane are expected to be the subject of interest from elite clubs this summer.
Spurs have had a second consecutive impressive season under Mauricio Pochettino, who has moulded a young group of players into arguably the most exciting team in the top flight.
Tottenham are likely to finish second this season after their defeat to West Ham last Friday put long-time leaders Chelsea firmly in charge in the title race.