Tottenham tipped to seal multiple 'top-class' signings as Levy in advanced talks over huge deal - pundit
Noel Whelan has tipped Tottenham to pull off some “top-class” signings with funds raised from selling the stadium naming rights.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested building transfer funds was the “main aim” for Spurs this summer.
The Daily Mail report (July 11th) Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is in advanced talks over a lucrative deal.
As revealed by Football Insider in February, Tottenham want a £25million-a-year deal that could run for as long as 20 years.
Whelan admitted it did not matter what the new stadium was called, so long as it brought in funds.
He suggested the deal would offer Spurs a big boost in the transfer market.
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Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “You’ve seen Bayern Munich do it. You’ve seen big teams do it where they bring in financial capabilities from naming the stadium.
“It makes sense, it makes financial sense to do that. It’s not White Hart Lane anymore, it’s in the middle of London. It doesn’t really make any difference.
“You’ve gone from that hallowed ground where White Hart Lane was, very much like Arsenal did at Highbury.
“It does not matter what the stadium is called. It’s not White Hart Lane, which will live on in the memories of every Tottenham fan.
“This is a way now to bring in financial clout that can help you take that next step with players. To put these top-class players on the surface of a great stadium.
“That is the main aim right now. Recoup the money, be more challenging when it comes to transfers, get multiple new players in by the end of next month – which I expect to happen – that are going to grace that fantastic stadium they have.
“I don’t give a damn what you call the stadium, it’s not White Hart Lane. If they’re going to give them money to name it something else, the Cadbury’s Stadium, we don’t care.”