Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has said that the English Premier League football club will take its time in deciding where it will play its home games next season.
Tottenham is currently building a state-of-the-art, 61,000-capacity stadium across the road from its current ground, White Hart Lane. It is hoped the club will move into the new ground in time for the 2018-19 season.
Last week, Brent Council granted Tottenham permission to play up to 27 of its home games at Wembley next season at the stadium’s full capacity of 90,000. Tottenham would play at the national stadium while work progresses at the new facility.
Tottenham had been given until tomorrow (Friday) to activate its option to play at Wembley, although, according to widespread reports, the English Football Association has granted the club more time to make the decision.
Levy has insisted the club will assess the timescale of the delivery of the new stadium before detailing its plans for next season. “We continue to focus on ensuring that the future of the club is protected at all times and therefore, whilst everyone is eager to know if this is our last season at the Lane, we shall only make the decision to decommission our historic White Hart Lane when we have greater certainty on the delivery of the new stadium.
“Our performances on the pitch and the sight of our new stadium taking shape signifies an exciting future. As we move forward with the challenges ahead, I firmly believe that the positive outlook, unity and togetherness across the club, the team and the fans means we can look forward with optimism.”