Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed a deal to play this season's remaining home matches at Wembley Stadium, but they remain confident that they will be able to move to their new stadium before the end of the season.
The building of the new stadium has been the subject of much ridicule from fans of rival clubs, as it has faced several serious problems and delays, including issues with the stadium's fire safety system. They have been playing matches at Wembley Stadium whilst their new home is under construction, and are now set to remain there for the foreseeable future.
News of this agreement comes from football.london, who describe the deal as a "contingency plan". Tottenham are still confident that they will be able to officially open their new stadium in the near future, but faced pressure from the Premier League and the English Football Association to confirm that they will be able to host home fixtures.
The current deal with Wembley has created issues for Tottenham as Wembley is not exclusively used by the club. For example, they were recently forced to face Manchester City and PSV Eindhoven on a badly damaged pitch after the venue was used for an NFL match.
They also had to seek special permission to play September's Carabao Cup clash with Watford at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, as Wembley had already been scheduled to host
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Source : 90min