By Richard Parks
Tottenham will seal a big-money deal every week over the summer ahead of their move to the new stadium in August, according to a club insider.
The Lilywhite Rose Twitter account reported on Tuesday that announcements such as the new deal with betting partner William Hill will be made “on a weekly basis in the lead-up to the move in”.
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— Lilywhite Rose (@lilywhite_rose) May 15, 2018
Spurs revealed on their official social media channels and website that the bookies had signed a multi-year contract extension.
Football Insider verdict:
With the cost of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium now estimated at £850million, the club’s commercial department will be working overtime to help fund the blockbuster project. Major deals such as naming rights will be in the pipeline, as well as secondary deals that will provide much-needed windfalls for a club keen to be elevated into a global giant. However, fans are concerned that key players will have to be sold to part-fund the new stadium and they are keen for their club to announce deals of an entirely different nature. Many responded to the official announcement by calling on the Londoners to announce a new deal for Toby Alderweireld instead, while some sarcastically trumpeted the William Hill agreement. Spurs are in fine fettle on the pitch, finishing third in this season’s Premier League as they secured a Champions League place for the third consecutive season. The sense is that manager Mauricio Pochettino is getting tired of doing such a challenging job with one hand tie behind his back due to a budget dwarfed by that of rivals.
It is expected some big names will leave White Hart Lane, and there will also be some significant new arrivals.