Tottenham Hotspur of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL), where the possibility of selling the club was discussed, seems to have rejected the takeover offer.바카라
Major foreign media such as the British BBC reported on the 16th (Korean time) that “the owner of Tottenham has made it clear that he has no intention of selling despite the possibility of taking over.”
Previously, it was reported that a consortium led by Iranian-American billionaire Jam Najafi offered £3.1 billion (approximately 4.79 trillion won) to acquire Tottenham.
According to reports, Najapi has not made an official offer to Tottenham owner Joe Louis and chairman Daniel Levy, but he plans to make a takeover offer to Tottenham after forming a consortium.
The stake in the consortium is planned to consist of 70% Najafi and 30% investors from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Najafi is also a minor shareholder in the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.
Tottenham has been led by Louis and Levy since 2001. Chairman Levy is in charge of practical operations such as player recruitment.
However, with the exception of winning the League Cup in 2008, they have recently been criticized by fans for failing to produce any significant results.
In the midst of this, when the news of an American billionaire’s investment comes out, it is a welcoming atmosphere.
In fact, London-based Chelsea, like Tottenham, was sold for 4.25 billion pounds (approximately 6.57 trillion won) to a consortium led by American investor Todd Boelli in May of last year.
After that, he spent 550 million pounds (about 850 billion won) in the transfer market. This winter alone, it stood at 288 million pounds (about 446 billion won).
On the other hand, Tottenham has only spent 500 million pounds (about 770 billion won) to recruit first-team players since 2019.
He has Harry Kane and last season’s top scorer Son Heung-min, but it is evaluated that he lacks the resources to support them.
This is the background that coach Antonio Conte, who recently had a conflict with the club over the recruitment of players, said that more investment is needed to win the championship.
Tottenham is in 5th place (39 points) in the EPL this season. It is 2 points behind 4th place Newcastle United (41 points). But we have one more game to play.
In addition, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL), it lost 0-1 to AC Milan (Italy), making it uncertain to advance to the quarterfinals.