In a shock announcement, there has been rumours that music mogul Jay-Z is considering taking over Tottenham Hotspur. This is after current Spurs’ owner, Joe Lewis, recently appeared in a New York court last week to deny 16 counts of securities fraud. With this in mind, we at LegalSportsbooks.com asked our in-house football and novelty markets traders to set the odds on some ‘what ifs’ if the takeover comes to fruition.
Full Betting Odds if Jay-Z Buys Spurs:
- Spurs to finish outside 23/24 PL top 4 @1/4
- Jay-Z performing at Tottenham Hotspur stadium @2/5
- Kane staying at Spurs @4/7
- Beyoncé performing at Tottenham Hotspur stadium @8/11
- Daniel Levy sacked @EVS
- Spurs to finish in 23/24 PL top 4 @3/1
- Spurs to win a trophy in 23/24 season @4/1
- Kanye West performing at Tottenham Hotspur stadium @10/1
- Spurs to sign Romelu Lukaku @10/1
- Spurs to sign Kylian Mbappe @33/1
- Spurs to win PL 23/24 @40/1
- Floren Balogun signing for Spurs @50/1
- Jay-Z to set up an MLS franchise @50/1
- Next SuperBowl to be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium @5000/1
Odds Highlights on Spurs’ Achievements Under Jay-Z
- Top players still unlikely to be tempted to join the London club.
- Daniel Levy even money to be sacked.
- Unlike the players, top musicians likely to be drawn to Spurs Stadium.
- On the pitch performance unlikely to improve despite increased funding.
Lee Astley, Head of News for Legal Sportsbooks said: “Traders are laying out a bleak year for Spurs if Jay-Z follows through with his plans to buy the North London club. Tottenham fans might like the sound of Daniel Levy being shown the door or one Kylian Mbappe leading the line. But @1/4 to finish outside the top 4 in successive seasons & only 4/1 to win a trophy, oddsmakers don’t give the American rapper much chance of bringing immediate success to the club.”
What Top Stars can Spurs Expect to Attract or Keep?
Despite Jay-Z’s net worth reportedly being ‘only’ $2.5 billion, compared to current owner Joe Lewis’ net worth of a reported $6.2 billion, it is thought the American rapper would see this a more of a hobby than the English businessman, and may splash out more freely on transfers.
Earlier in the week, SportsLens reported that Harry Kane was 4/7 to Join Bayern Munich. However, were Jay-Z to take over, our traders think the odds would flip back the other way, with Kane becoming 4/7 to stay in in London.
Our traders also priced up a few other strikers which Spurs may target if Jay-Z’s ownership isn’t enough to convince Kane to stay. Romelu Lukaku is 10/1 for Spurs to be his fifth premier league club. PSG’s unhappy Kylian Mbappe is 33/1 to make a shock move to the London side. And finally, Young American Floren Balogun is 50/1 to make the controversial swap from Arsenal to play for his fellow countryman.
Levy’s Days Numbered if Jay-Z Takes Over
Much speculation has surrounded Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy in recent years. He is often criticized by Tottenham supporters and pundits alike for not investing more money in the transfer market. As such, our traders think he may be shown the door so as to not add to Jay-Z’s often vaunted number of problems. The chairman is a coin toss to keep his job. Who Jay-Z may appoint after Levy could throw up some interesting options!
Top Musicians More Likely to Perform at Spurs for Jay-Z
Firstly, were Jay-Z to buy the North London club, it’s obviously quite likely he’ll book himself in for a few dates at the state of the art stadium. Ours traders reckon it’s a 2/5 shot. Likewise, his wife Beyoncé, who recently sold out 5 nights at the stadium would probably not take too much convincing to performa there again. A return for ‘Queen Bey’ is priced up at 8/11. Kanye West (10/1) also has an outside chance of announcing some dates in Tottenham. Although West is a close associate of Jay-Z, we think he might take a little more convincing. All three of the above may well perform together if the Super Bowl were ever held in the London Stadium. Yet holding the Super Bowl outside of America would be sacrilege, and as such it’s a 5000/1 shot.
How Would Spurs Fare on the Pitch with Their Potential new Owner?
Regardless of the owner, Spurs haven’t won a major trophy in 15 years, and our traders don’t think this would change any time soon under new ownership. Spurs would still remain 4/1 to win any trophy next season. Spurs have been on a downward spiral since their club-best second place finish in 2017, and unfortunately for Spurs fans that doesn’t seem like it will change anytime soon. 40/1 the price on them lifting the Premier League Trophy next year. A more realistic proposition for Spurs would be to finish in the top 4 and secure Champions League football next year. Our traders go 3/1 to achieve the feat, 1/4 to not.
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