Tony Cascarino believes Tottenham will follow Newcastle in being sold
Talksport pundit and former Ireland striker, Tony Cascarino, believes that we could soon see both Tottenham and Arsenal follow Newcastle’s lead in terms of their future.
Newcastle were taken over by an Amanda Staveley-led Saudi consortium this week to become the richest club in the world. Currently, Tottenham and Arsenal are both owned by billionaires in the form of Daniel Levy and the Kroenke family.
The move has drawn criticism from some areas of the game and various members of the press. However, Cascarino told Talksport today that he can see both Spurs and Arsenal doing the same down the line.
“I always believe that there’s new owners in the waiting room. You know, I think, and I’ve said before, I do think Tottenham will be sold along the way,” Cascarino commented.
“And I wouldn’t be surprised with interest with Arsenal. Major people in the world are looking at football clubs. This is no different to what’s happened in America.”
Despite spending millions in the last decade and more, both Arsenal and Tottenham have failed to win the Premier League. In fact, barring the odd season, they’ve barely come close.
Newcastle’s owners, then, will want to ensure they are not in that bracket in ten years’ time.
TBR’s View: Cascarino is probably right, we’ll see more of this
Premier League football is multi-billion pound industry and this move has only strengthened that feeling and reality.
There is just so much money in the game now that Cascarino is right, we will see more and more of this in the future. Some of the world’s very richest people are now involved, and it will continue for a while yet.
For Spurs and Arsenal, their time will likely come down the line. But for now, they’ll have to simply sit back and look on with envy at Newcastle.