An interesting rumour made the rounds last weekend, involving Iconiq Capital, a US company linked in some way with Facebook founder and owner Mark Zuckerberg.
They are supposed to have shown interest in spending as much as £1 billion to take over Tottenham, a rumour that the Premier League club made sure to deny, trying to end the speculation as early as possible.
The club engaged Rothschild to secure the funding for the new stadium. As expected many proposals came forward including bank debt and equity investment. The club announced on May 31 2017 the completion of the bank debt financing for the new stadium with a consortium of banks involving Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, Goldman Sachs Bank USA and HSBC Bank plc
a written statement released by Tottenham read, with details regarding the funding of the new stadium, the construction of which has been under way for some months now, with works proceeding rapidly after the end of the Premier League season.
The board believes this was the optimum solution in the interests of fans, employees and shareholders and for the continued development of the club. The board is not in any discussions relating to a takeover offer for the club
the statement also read, with Tottenham denying that any talks are on, regarding the club’s takeover, since the money needed for the construction of the new stadium has been already secured, without needing a new owner and management to cover the cost.