Jamie Carragher issues Arsenal warning to Tottenham
The Liverpool legend has warned Tottenham that they could find funds tight like Arsenal did when they built The Emirates
Jamie Carragher has warned Tottenham Hotspur that they could suffer the same fate as Arsenal after completing their new stadium.
Spurs will open their new stadium in 2018 which will host 61,000 fans in an all-seater facility next to their current home ground White Hart Lane.
The north London side’s new stadium will reportedly cost £750m but Tottenham believe 3,500 jobs will be created as a result.
Spurs have emerged as one of the Premier League’s most-exciting teams under Mauricio Pochettino, with players such as Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane in their squad.
Arsenal found their transfer funds limited in the initial years after the completion of the Emirates Stadium, although Arsene Wenger continued their run of finishing in the top four.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Carragher warned Tottenham that they could have limited funds for a number of seasons in the transfer market following the completion of the club’s new stadium.
“I wonder whether Tottenham may soon encounter the same trouble as Arsenal did when they moved home in 2006, which saw their transfer budget restricted for several seasons. The new North London Stadium will cost £750m but is it coming at the wrong time?” Carragher said.
“Don’t take this as criticism. Tottenham should be applauded for their ambition, and all the images I’ve seen and articles I’ve read about it leave you in no doubt it will be a stadium to take the breath away. I love White Hart Lane’s atmosphere and tradition but this will be light-years ahead.”
Tottenham finished in third place in the Premier League table last season.