Karren Brady completely rejects possibility of Tottenham moving to Upton Park

Karren Brady

Karren Brady says Tottenham won't be moving in to Upton Park without West Ham's permission.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has told The Sun that she found reports of Tottenham's interest in Upton Park amusing.

Tottenham are planning a brand new, 61,000 all-seater stadium close to their current home of White Hart Lane, where they have played since 1899.

Now though, with other Premier League clubs moving to new stadiums - such as Arsenal's move to the Emirates Stadium in recent memory - chairman Daniel Levy has taken steps to take Tottenham forward with a new home.

Yet, whilst Tottenham are building the new stadium, they are keen to find a temporary home for the 2016/17 season, and the Daily Mail reported that Spurs were interested in using West Ham's Upton Park.

The Hammers are set to move to the Olympic Stadium next summer, but Tottenham still won't be able to use Upton Park as a temporary home due to a covenant put in place by Brady.

The West Ham vice-chairman has written in her weekly column in The Sun that she read the reports of potential plans from Spurs to move in to Upton Park, and found them amusing - due to the fact that no other team can player due to the covenant in place, and announced her intention to 'protect the Iron Legacy' due to West Ham's history with the ground.

"I read with vague amusement that Spurs are looking to play at Upton Park while White Hart Lane is being rebuilt," said Brady. "Well, they will need our permission to do that as I put a covenant on the ground when I sold it which prevents any other club using it long after we have left. One has to protect the Iron Legacy," she added.

It isn't long now until West Ham move in to the Olympic Stadium, leaving over 100 years of history behind - and whilst it would be strange to see another team play at Upton Park, it's easy to forget that Charlton Athletic did spend time playing there during the 1990's - but a move for Tottenham seems incredibly unlikely following Brady's covenant.

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