Daniel Levy's huge admission regarding Tottenham's stadium move during board meeting

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in the stands

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to join the big time by moving to their new arena in 18 months time.

Tottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis (L) and chairman Daniel Levy in the standsTottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis and chairman Daniel Levy in the stands

During a board meeting with Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy made an admission that they could still play their home games at White Hart Lane next season, if he is not guaranteed that the new 61,000 capacity stadium will be ready for the start of the 2018/19 season.

The Lilywhites are a club on the rise, and many believe that by moving to their new stadium, they will be on an equal footing with most of Europe's elite clubs financially, and will be in a stronger position to challenge for major honours. 

They are due to play all of their home matches at Wembley Stadium next season, whilst work continues on the transition from White Hart Lane to their new home.

But Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust shared the minutes of the board meeting in which Levy was present via their official website, showing the Tottenham chairman admitting that if they cannot be guaranteed to move to the new stadium for the start of the 2018/19 season, they will remain at WHL next term:

Tottenham chairman Daniel LevyTottenham chairman Daniel Levy

"DL insisted all planning is towards playing fixtures at Wembley next season but there is a need to plan for all eventualities should any major issues arise, which would mean another year at White Hart Lane before moving to Wembley for the 2018/19 season. THFC will not move away for two years so all conditions must be right before they make the call to move this summer.”

Mauricio Pochettino's men currently sit in second place in the Premier League table, albeit a distant 10 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

When their stadium move is complete, however, Spurs fans will be hoping that their side can begin to compete for major honours on a regular basis.

Whether they will be in their new home for the start of the 2018/19 season remains unclear though.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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