22 July 2024

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After Everton updated with new Daniel Levy and MSP reality, Tottenham had a new takeover opportunity.
News about the Tottenham takeover as Everton and 777 Partners near an agreement includes a former interested Spurs bidder Sport MSP

MSP Sports Capital, an American-based company that were reportedly keen on making an offer for Tottenham earlier this year, have become a realistic potential new owner of the club once more.

After the sports private equity firm saw their deal to buy a stake in Everton fall through, with promises of a £150million investment into the club as well as a £100million loan, it has once more raised the prospect of the group looking to Spurs.

The Financial Times reported earlier this year that MSP chief Jahm Najafi was ready to make a £3billion ($3.75bn) bid for Tottenham with a consortium made up of other investors from the Middle East. MSP were said to be ready to fund 70% of the bid but it then became clear that they were closing in on an agreement with Everton.

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The Toffees have had their own swirling future in recent months and years with owner Fahrad Moshiri losing popularity in Merseyside. MSP had been expected to help ease the pressure financially despite some big-name sales in the past few transfer windows including Richarlison to Tottenham.

However, it had since emerged that MSP’s deal has collapsed with 777 Partners now in advanced talks with the club to become the new owners. The company, only formed in 2015, already have a large portfolio of football clubs under their umbrella with ‘distressed’ assets being targeted.

Everton look set to complete a deal with 777, who have Standard Liege, Red Star FC, Hertha Berlin, Genoa, Vasco da Gama and Melbourne Victory as part of their multi-club model. It comes after issues with MSP from the current lender Rights and Media Funding Limited. Although the deal is off, the £100million loan is set to remain.

Club chairman Daniel Levy is yet to rule out a sale either, saying in a talk at the Cambridge Union in April: “ENIC owns approximately 87% of the club and we have 30,000 shareholders and most of them are fans who own the shares,” he said.

“We have a duty to consider any proposal anyone wants to make. “All I would say is we are not in negotiations with anybody, nor have we been in recent months.”

Since then there have been several groups widely reported to be looking into the opportunity to buy or invest in Spurs, including those listed above and also Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim. He is one of two parties bidding for Manchester United at the current moment alongside Sir Jim Ratcliffe, though the slow process and uncertainty around a sale there has also led to him being touted as a potential option to come in for Tottenham as well.

MSP, who are run out of New York and raised 13 partners in a bid to buy Everton, have a sporting portfolio that includes Danish side Brondby, Bundesliga outfit Augsberg as well as work with McLaren Racing. They are described on their own website as ‘Forging the Future of Sports Investing’.

They continue to say: “We invest in sports teams, leagues, and businesses in the sports ecosystem that are pursuing ambitious, challenging tasks.

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