Yesterday we relayed quotes from Daniel Levy’s board to board meeting with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust.
Levy spoke about transfer plans and player contracts, claiming “the new stadium issues had no bearing on transfer dealings.”
The club chairman also discussed Spurs’ imminent move to Wembley, where the team will play home games for one season before moving into the new Tottenham-based stadium.
But Levy also suggested Spurs could play at Wembley for longer than one year.
The meeting minutes read: “DL (Levy) responded that contingency has been considered and there was the option to stay at Wembley for a second season, although it was hoped that wouldn’t be needed. Premier League rules do not permit a change in home venue during a season but the Premier League could be approached when the fixtures are being arranged for the 2018-19 season to request the first two games be played away from home.
“The 2018-19 season will also start slightly later owing to the World Cup, and there will be the international break in early September, as usual, building in more time.”
Tottenham fans will be keen for the team’s stay at Wembley to be as short as possible given their form at the famous London venue. We’ll have to wait and see.