American rapper Jay-Z ‘interested’ in buying Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur
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Legendary American rapper Jay-Z is reportedly interested in buying Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
The 53-year-old, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter is one of the most well known rap artists in the world.
Jay-Z is also a record producer and an entrepreneur and previously expressed an interest in buying Spurs’ rivals, Arsenal back in 2010.
In recent days, it has been reported that Jay-Z is now leading a group of American investors in a bid to buy Spurs.
According to the Daily Express, Jay-Z’s associate said: “More than a few of the very top clubs there – like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea – are now under US ownership and Jay would jump at the chance of a controlling interest at board level somewhere with the global reach of Spurs.
“It remains to be seen whether Mr. Lewis will walk away free. If he doesn’t, Jay has said he wants to be in a position to move quickly if he feels the price is right.
“He believes this is achievable, especially with the backing of fellow investors.”
Spurs are estimated to be worth $2.8 billion and their owner, Joe Lewis is currently facing ‘insider trading’ charges in the United States.
Lewis appeared in a court in New York last week as he denied 16 counts of securities fraud and three further conspiracy charges relating to alleged “insider trading” offenses between 2013 and 2021.
US attorney Damian Williams told the court: “He used inside information as a way to compensate his employees or shower gifts on his friends and lovers. That’s classic corporate corruption.”
Lewis has been released on bail and will likely face trial later on in the year.
Meanwhile, Spurs are gearing up for the 23/24 season under new boss Ange Postecoglou. The North London club will kick off their Premier League campaign against Brentford on 13 August.