AEG boss Philip Anschutz linked with Tottenham takeover

AEG boss Philip Anschutz is being linked with a takeover of Tottenham.

The Guardian says Anschutz's AEG conglomerate is leading Spurs' push for a move to Stratford.

Seven years ago the multibillionaire sold his interest in the Colorado Rapids to Arsenal's biggest shareholder, Stan Kroenke. The pair have long been close, are both based in Denver and have intimate business links through shared sports-and-entertainment investment in Colorado.

Meanwhile, the recent transformation of Tottenham into a Champions League force has made them a very attractive – and vulnerably stock market-listed – investment. With an inexpensive 60,000-seat stadium to boot, Spurs' value rockets. Particularly for Anschutz, who would have the opportunity to add a new competitive edge to his friendship with Kroenke.

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