Tottenham’s summer transfer plans have been hit after it was confirmed that the two NFL games due to be played at their stadium later this year have been cancelled.
The club has a ten year deal with the NFL to stage two games a season, and they are big money spinners for the club, generating profits of around £5 million in ticket sales and merchandising.
However, the NFL have decided that this year it is unsafe to stage them because of the coronavirus pandemic and the ban on international travel, and has cancelled the two matches.
That is a further blow to Jose Mourinho’s transfer plans for this summer. Already his chairman Daniel Levy had warned that the free spending ways of the past are now over because of the financial problems facing football because of the shutdown of the sport.
And now it looks like Mourinho, like many other of his major rivals, will have to rely on free transfers and swap deals if he wants to refresh his squad.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.