Shad Khan denies he wants to buy Tottenham Hotspur, move Jags

The NFL reached a 10-year deal with English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur this week to host games in a new North London stadium.

But that doesn’t mean the Jaguars are going to become permanent residents there.

The London Evening Standard reported that Jacksonville owner Shad Khan was interested in buying Spurs (he currently owns second-division Fulham) and moving the Jaguars to London.

But buried deep beneath the sensational headline was what seems to be a salient point.

These reports are total nonsense and complete fiction,” a spokesman for Khan replied.

Speculation about the Jaguars moving to London isn’t new. The speculation that they were moving somewhere has existed long before the league made such a push to promote the game there, with multiple games per year.

Prior to the denial, the report mentioned that Khan had only had “informal discussions” with advisers, and no contact with Spurs officials, which doesn’t really back up what was otherwise a really interesting story.

36 responses to “Shad Khan denies he wants to buy Tottenham Hotspur, move Jags

  1. What we’ve learned from NFL ownership and the League is that everything turns out to be the opposite of what they say….

  2. So aside from the fact that they chop blocked their own story, it’s an interesting story? Cool. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The Spurs are great up and coming team with one of the best young players in Europe (Harry Kane). He could get the Spurs for relatively cheap compared to the big clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, or Man United. I hope he doesn’t though. Tottenham has had a great rise under the present ownership.

  4. Some people don’t realize how smart this guy is.

    By playing in London, the Jaguars are consider one of the top NFL brands outside the United States and has top 10 traffic among all teams by playing in London.

    They went from last to revenue to 22nd just by playing one game in London a year.

    I think that many other teams had wish they had considered playing one game a year overseas to gain that kind of financial push.

  5. Breaking news: despite years of rumors created by media wants… That the Jaguars will do a split squad; 27 players in Los angeles and 26 in London!! Yes!!

    Seriously, this is beyond jax… There will NEVER be a team in London no matter what they say. It’s logistically impossible. Why do they give teams that travel to London the following week. A London team flying one week to Seattle and then flying back for 2 home games. It’s absolutely comical that London is even mentioned. This is Roger Goodell teasing the poor Londoners and trying to get them to buy in for merchandise sales and TV ratings. Nothing more. Nothing less. Pad that 44 million dollar salary to maybe 54-60 million. Nice Rog… Real nice!!

  6. LOL@this story. The Jags are not going anywhere. Why would the owner spend millions of his own money on the stadium and more building the shipyards. Might as well say all 32 NFL teams are looking forward to moving to London.

  7. This is Roger Goodell teasing the poor Londoners and trying to get them to buy in for merchandise sales and TV ratings. Nothing more. Nothing less. Pad that 44 million dollar salary to maybe 54-60 million. Nice Rog… Real nice!!
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    So you blame Goodell for increasing the overall footprint of the league globally? That’s his job you dolt!

  8. jagsfanugh says:
    Jul 10, 2015 2:31 PM
    LOL@this story. The Jags are not going anywhere. Why would the owner spend millions of his own money on the stadium and more building the shipyards. Might as well say all 32 NFL teams are looking forward to moving to London
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    Shhhhh. Since when do facts get in the way of anything around here. He’s using the shipyards as a smokescreen. *wink*

  9. At least now they can use the tarps for the horrible weather in the UK instead of the seats.

  10. Definitely nothing to see here, and kudos to Darin and PFT for not trying to make this out to be more than what it is — pure fantasy and speculation for clicks.

    My time in Jacksonville has me convinced: the Jacksonville Jaguars will soon be one of the strongest brands in the NFL, recognized worldwide (truly, worldwide) for having an incredible owner, city, stadium, and fanbase. One would hope the performance on the field will be there to match, (and they’ll need to fix those helmets!) but this is an organization on the mega-rise.

    Scoff now but try to remember the Patriots were once the dregs of this league too…

  11. I think it sounds like a great idea. For the sake of corporate branding they could rename the Jags the “Tottenham Hotmess”.

  12. rational and informed fan says:
    Jul 10, 2015 3:01 PM

    Definitely nothing to see here, and kudos to Darin and PFT for not trying to make this out to be more than what it is — pure fantasy and speculation for clicks.

    My time in Jacksonville has me convinced: the Jacksonville Jaguars will soon be one of the strongest brands in the NFL, recognized worldwide (truly, worldwide) for having an incredible owner, city, stadium, and fanbase. One would hope the performance on the field will be there to match, (and they’ll need to fix those helmets!) but this is an organization on the mega-rise.

    Scoff now but try to remember the Patriots were once the dregs of this league too…

    Teams with the “strongest brands in the NFL” and recognized “world wide” don’t have tarps at their stadium or draft a punter in the 3rd round. Maybe you should just hope they can finally field a competitive team that can win some games instead of promising soon-to-be world dominance.

  13. Why would Khan continue to invest millions of dollars in the city of Jacksonville if he was planning on moving the team?

  14. I agree that moving a team to London is a poor idea. I think the NFL has already given up on the better solution to world wide domination with the closing of the European League.

  15. I lived with Bob Irsay moving the Colts. It was brutal, but you could see it coming a mile away and I was rather young at the time. I could be wrong, but I just don’t see that with Khan. They love him up there. He’s very charismatic and doesn’t seem to be disingenuous in the least! His actions, as listed above, speak for themselves. Obviously not a Jags fan, but I like him.

  16. For the uninformed poster mentioning tarps and drafting a punter in the 3rd round—that’s all so 5 years ago under the OLD owner Weaver and his horribly incompetent GM Gene Smith.

    The Jaguars now are a team on the ascent after the team was reset 3 years ago with a new owner, Front Office, coaches, and players. The tarps are being replaced by swimming pools and Khan is investing heavily in the stadium and in the Shipyards project next to the stadium that will give the Jags a state of the art practice facility.

  17. I would like to go clubbing with Khan in London. If I could be his wingman for just one night.

  18. you wanna buy a what? what the hell is a tottenham-hotspur?

    that some weird kinda luxury car from where you’re from?

  19. London would have almost as good home field advantage as Denver with the time difference. I’d dread watching my team travel there for a playoff game.

  20. You have to be a totally and completely gullible to not even think there is a possiblity of the Jags moving to London. Jags made over 25% of their total revenue playing 1 game in London. The NFL has made it CLEAR they want to move a team there. Jags are still losing and not able to raise ticket prices like they have to stabilize the team in Jacksonville…

    The people of Jacksonville are playing for the bulk of the stadium improvements and Khan gets 100% tax deduction on any capital improvements he makes on LEASED commercial property.

    Are you people really this brain washed by the local media?

  21. Putting an NFL team in Jacksonville was not a good idea from the jump.

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    Who’s your favorite team bandwagon fan?

  22. The hilarity, Khan has Fulham right now and would have to sell to get Spurs which is going to be a tough bid to do with Fulham not being a top 10 team.

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