Spurs fans seek explanation from club

Date published: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 2:42

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust has asked for a “credible explanation” from Spurs in regards to their summer transfer dealings.

Confusion descended over Spurs’ transfer summer, with four separate bids lodged for West Brom striker Saido Berahino – two on the last day – all being rejected as the club stepped up their hunt for a striker.

Harry Kane remains the club’s sole recognised senior forward – although the club has changed new signing Heung-min Son’s position from a winger to a striker on their official website.

The South Korean was one of just five new arrivals at White Hart Lane this summer, which stands as a relatively low number in comparison to their Premier League counterparts.

After seeing rival fans from the Arsenal Supporters Trust ‘urge’ a review from club hierarchy into the Gunners’ summer transfer window, the Spurs equivalent has issued a similar response.

“Spurs made the highest ever pre-tax profit in the Premier League last year – £80m,” began a statement from the Tottenham Hostpur Supporters Trust.

“Revenues went up 22% to £180.5m. Ticket prices for top class games remain among the highest in the Premier League.

“Next year, the Club has informed us it wants to increase those prices.

“Many supporters are now questioning the relationship between what we pay and what we receive.

“We understand the Club is trying to finance a new stadium, but we have also heard that this will not be allowed to unduly affect the playing side. And no doubt we will be asked to dig deep to watch the team in the new stadium, once it is built.

“This is not the first time the team has gone into a season looking light.

“We believe fans have shown enormous patience over the years. But we understand why that patience is starting to run out.

“It is important the club is run on successful business lines, but the success of the business depends on sporting success – the kind that attracts crowds and fills new stadiums.

“We think a credible explanation from THFC’s Board to address the genuine concerns of supporters, many of whom have backed the current Board consistently, is now required.”

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