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Ex-Tottenham owner Sugar: I told clubs to put TV cash in trust

Former Tottenham owner Sir Alan Sugar has concerns over the debt of Premier League clubs.

Sugar believes the owners of Premier League clubs need to take swift action on debt.

Sugar was at Tottenham when the original deal was done with Sky TV over Premier League rights and he believes the club owners missed a chance to take action to ensure the long-term financial security of the game.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I feel personally responsible for helping to lay on the amount of money (paid by Sky for TV rights).

"At the second round of negotiations I did point out we should stick half of the money in a trust but I got laughed out of the room."

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