Report: American company looking into purchase of Tottenham Hotspur


It’s possible that by the time DeAndre Yedlin makes his way from Seattle to London, both his former and current club will have American owners.

American investment firm Cain Hoy is looking into the availability of Tottenham Hotspur, according to a BBC report, though the Premier League club says there are “no ongoing talks.”

Obviously that’s a purposely-vague statement, so what’s possible?

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The club said it’s focusing on the season ahead and finishing new stadium plans, and says that the current owner is not looking for a buyer.

From the BBC:

The club denied on Thursday that owner Joe Lewis was seeking to sell, after the Daily Telegraph revealed Cain Hoy’s interest. 

Cain Hoy’s statement, issued in response to the Telegraph story, confirms its interest in a takeover but advises that the plans are “at an early stage”.

“There can be no certainty that any offer will ultimately be made,” the group adds.

Cain Hoy now have until 10 October to firm up their interest or withdraw it, in accordance with the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Could Spurs join Manchester United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Sunderland as Premier League clubs with American majority shareholders? Possibly, and the London club already has its fair share of American supporters.