Spurs reveal future plans

Spurs have confirmed that they will not be leaving the area when the eventually get the go ahead for their new stadium, after receiving funding pledges from the Mayor of London and Haringey Council.

Those studying best iPad Casinos note how the club have announced that, subject to approval, Haringey will invest £9 million while Boris Johnson has also pledged £18 million.

It will mean that not only do Tottenham get a new stadium that it more suitable than White Hart Lane, but there will also be mass regeneration in the area.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy says the funding is essential to the club’s plans for the future as well as enhancing their ability to deliver a new stadium scheme.

Levy said: “As a major employer and business in the area we are delighted with these commitments from the mayor and Haringey Council.

“We have long said we could only invest in the area if we could see our commitment supported by others and there was a real need to maximise the regeneration benefits and lift the wider area.”

There have been plans for Tottenham to move stadium for some time now, with their 36,000 capacity White Hart Lane stadium no longer suitable for the increased demand for tickets.

Last year the club abandoned plans to move to the Olympic Stadium following the games this summer, with West Ham eventually winning the bid.

The new plans will mean the club get to stay closer to the Tottenham area of London with the Northumberland Development Project (NDP) likely to bring new homes, shops and leisure facilities to the area.

The London Borough of Haringey, where Tottenham are based, has the highest number of job seekers in the city, and the fourth highest in the whole country.

It is much agreed that regeneration is seriously needed to help the area’s recovery from the economic downturn, while it will surely be seen as a major boost to Spurs knowing that they have moved one step close to having a new stadium that will be more suitable to their needs.

Tottenham MP David Lammy said the decision was the “most significant step yet” to help improve the area.

Elsewhere, after the 3-1 victory over Wigan Athletic last night, it has been confirmed that Ryan Nelson should be a Tottenham player before long.

After being released by Blackburn, the central defender is all set to agree a move to White Hart Lane with his agent saying: “We settled with Blackburn and have reached agreement with Spurs.”

“We’re just awaiting clearance. It’s for six months, with a one-year option. It all unfolded quickly.”

This is a shrewd signing from Tottenham with the experienced central defender providing valuable cover for the likes of Ledley King and Michael Dawson who have had their injury problems of late.