Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has been linked with a takeover bid of Tottenham, by the Sun gossip newspaper today.
The Sun says that Paul Kemsley, a good friend of Ashley, is ready to launch a bid for Tottenham in partnership with Newcastle owner and billionaire Mike Ashley.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley – buying Tottenham? – well the story is in the Sun
The multi-millionaire property developer ended his association with Spurs as vice-chairman this week after being blamed for the Juande Ramos mess. Old friends Ashley and Kemsley are currently working together on a project to build a casino in Las Vegas.
Kemsley said today:
“To be honest, I had outgrown the position. I am not a number two any more, and it was becoming a distraction.â€
“My number one appetite is for Rock (his property company), and I am spending a lot of time in America.”
“With all the time I was spending at Spurs as well, I was running out of time with my kids.”
How much truth is in this sensational Sun story? Well, just letâ€™s point out it is in the Sun, which isn’t exactly known for it’s stellar reporting. And in any case we think Ashley would have some legal problems owning two football clubs that play in the same league. On a scale from 1 to 100 for authenticity – we’d give the story it a 1 – and that’s being generous. 😀