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Tottenham MP Lammy has spoken with prospective Spurs buyers

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Tottenham's representative to Parliament says he has talked to "prospective buyers."

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Rumors about Tottenham Hotspur's sale to new owners have been swirling for a while now. First there was the Cain Hoy group, who made inquiries but ultimately declined to make a bid. More recently, there have been rumors of another American-backed investment group that has shown interest in purchasing Spurs. Now, talkSPORT reports that Tottenham's designated Member of Parliament (MP) David Lammy has spoken to "prospective buyers."

"All Tottenham fans will have seen the huge speculation about those who want to buy the club... Some of the people have even knocked on my door and asked me [about it].

"The sort of questions they ask the local MP are about regeneration plans for the area, what the local authority are like to deal with and what is my vision [for the area].

"For all sorts of reasons Spurs would be a great club to buy. They are solvent and have great ambitions.

"It's been run extremely well by Daniel Levy on the behalf of Joe Lewis."

There's no indication of who these "prospective buyers" are – they could be the American investment group discussed earlier, or they could be someone new. And if Lammy is to believed (and why wouldn't he), these seem like standard questions that a prospective new owner would want to ask: how's the NDP? What kind of work will be going into the area around the stadium? How does this affect the value of the club?

This isn't earth-shattering news, but it does provide some additional context in the wake of the Carlyle Group-backed consortium's interest.