With the transfer window out of the way, the stadium issue is firmly back in the news with Daniel Levy urging Spurs fans to get behind the bid.
Speaking in the Evening Standard, Levy said: “I understand [fans’ concerns] because I have been a Spurs fan all my life. But our fans travel on average 40 miles to each game from all around London and the south east. If we have to move five miles down the road for the greater good of the club, then that’s what we have to do.”
“I believe the vast majority of fans support us if it means progressing and sometimes you have to make bold decisions. If you look across Europe we are the only major club to play in such a small stadium.”
More and more athletes are coming out of the woodwork to back West Ham’s bid. In the same article Kelly (Arsenal fan) Sotherton said: “The track and the stadium must stay, definitely. The stadium must not be demolished. How can you knock down an Olympic Stadium?”
Meanwhile Levy has also denied that the club will be sold if the Stratford move goes through. There have been rumours of interest from Qatar and the US.
“There is no truth whatsoever in any form of conversation with anybody about selling the club,” he said. “We haven’t put this amount of effort into building up Tottenham with the intention of moving it on to someone else. We want to see this project through. AEG have no interest in buying Tottenham Hotspur, or any other club for that matter, and they have made that clear.”