In the crazy world of football, nothing can lead to surprises, but maybe, somethings can. Mark Zuckerberg’s bid to sign Tottenham for £1billion has been denied by the London club, according to a report by ESPN.
Iconiq Capital, an American investment company, was rumoured to be in the running to buy the club out but a statement from Tottenham all but closed the doors on the deal, at the moment.
“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 31 May 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.”
“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.”
While we certainly are doing great on the pitch, we are on the verge of something great off the pitch as well, thanks to a new stadium. Although our purse strings might be tightened a bit due to the construction work, having Zuckerberg and his billions for disposal could have made us a superpower in football.
This might not happen anytime soon according to the quotes shared by the Spurs management but it certainly got a lot of traction on Twitter and here are some of the best reactions to the rumour.
Tottenham have publicly denied that Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg wants to purchase the club for £1Billion! pic.twitter.com/Xa4dY7YOnE
— Team FA (@TeamFA) July 10, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg wants to put more ‘PRESSURE’ stories in facebook with Tottenham’s assistance
— Mirza Amir (@MirzaAmirbeg97) July 10, 2017
i hear Zuckerberg is gonna be bidding for Tottenham does this mean Arsenal fans can’t go on facebook anymore
— timmy turner (@TimayTurner) July 9, 2017
So Mark Zuckerberg could be buying Tottenham? I can see it now THE FACEBOOK STADIUM
— L (@laaurennkayxo) July 9, 2017
Zuckerberg always seemed too optimistic to be a Spurs fan… Presumably he can write it off against tax though… https://t.co/yC77QOkVQZ
— Tom O’Sullivan (@osullivan65Tom) July 10, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg buying Spurs is like me buying a Domino’s pizza.
Totally unavoidable and with terrible ramifications for the sport.
— Geraint Evans (@Ger_Evs) July 10, 2017
Typical Spurs. We’ve been linked with Mark Zuckerberg.
We’ll probably end up with Tom.
— daniel (@DTBrown194) July 10, 2017
Let’s see which happens first:
Zuckerberg buys spurs
We sign someone.
— Your Mom’s Favorite (@ZeroFilterGuy) July 9, 2017
Imagine Zuckerberg & Levy negotiating…one is late & the other with folded arms shaking his head “no, not until deadline day, Mark.”
— Scott Byrd (@DSMSpurs) July 9, 2017