BBC Commentator States Tottenham 'Almost Certain' to Play Their Home Games at Wembley Next Season

Ryan Jones

​Tottenham are 'almost certain' to complete a £15m deal this week which will allow them to play all their home games at Wembley next season, according to  BBC journalist Guy Mowbray, via  ​Football Insider .

Spurs are looking for a temporary home next season while they cary out extensions to White Hart Lane to increase their capacity to 61,000 seats after they missed out on the London Stadium to West Ham. 

Talks between Tottenham and stadium officials have been ongoing throughout the season and it now seems as though a deal is close to completion after  Mowbray made the claim during his commentary of Spurs' 4-2 loss to Chelsea in the FA cup semi-final. 

Mowbray explained the information he received highlighted that Tottenham would return to Wembley next season. He said:  “Spurs are almost certain to be playing all their home games here next season.”

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League

Tottenham chiefs delayed on the decision to make Wembley their home for the 2017/18 season extending the deadline from 31 March to 30 April. 

Chairman Daniel Levy explained when the club released their financial accounts that the extension was needed so that the board at Spurs could be certain that work on the  renovated  stadium  adjacent  to White Hart Lane was on schedule before  committing  to the move. 

In a statement Tottenham confirmed their plan remains to move into the new stadium at the beginning of the 2018/19 season but are awaiting clarification on the building timetable. 

While it is yet to be confirmed their is wide assumption that this will be their last season at the ground which has hosted Spurs since 1899.  

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League

Squawka  reported the £15m rent figure back in October with the new White Hart Lane costing  between £400m and £450m with the club promising  state-of-the-art facilities, a huge single-tier stand and industry leading corporate hospitality.

Tottenham will be hoping the new stadium can elevate them to the next level after all-but securing Champions League football for another season as well as mounting another Premier League title challenge, especially if they fall short chasing Chelsea this season. 

Spurs currently sit four points behind the Blues with six games remaining.


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