Aston Villa legend hits out at “ridiculous” Tottenham decision which impacts fans

  • Tottenham announce a 6% price increase for season tickets
  • Season tickets will now cost £856 - £2,367
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has hit out at the club

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Yesterday, Tottenham Hotspur announced on the official club website there were significant changes to their ticketing charter. The most significant change which has struck fans is understandably one which impacts them and their wallet.

Aston Villa legend hits out at “ridiculous” Tottenham decision which impacts fans

As reported by TBR Football, the price increase could see adult season tickets rise in price to £856 - £2,367, a significant 6% increase which is exacerbated by the current cost of living crisis in England. The report states that the consumer crisis is the reason why Gabriel Agbonlahor has been very vocal about Tottenham's recent announcement.

In his own words (quoted by TBR), Agbonlahor said: “What I don’t like is money is tough for people out there, I’ve got friends in London who can’t even get on the property ladder, it’s ridiculous prices in London,” the former Aston Villa striker said."

“Like you say, such a rich club not winning any trophies as well, yes the football is better, it’s exciting football. But hang on, maybe start winning some trophies Spurs before you start throwing up a six per cent rise.”

It might be tough to hear but Agbonlahor is absolutely right. While Ange Postecoglou has had an incredible first season in charge, Spurs are still a medium-sized Premier League club. To charge such prizes without giving the fans substantial evidence that the Lilywhites are back on the right path to winning silverware is ludicrous and fans should absolutely be angry about the announcement.

The sport has become a business in recent times, this is not only the case in North London. However, the club is in a much better position to fight the rising costs than the average fan. Tottenham should not expect fans to be happy about this, particularly those going through difficult financial times (which is a big percentage of the UK population).

So, as outspoken as he can be at times, Agbonlahor is spot on and Spurs fans should applaud him for speaking out against the club, even if his criticism was harsh to hear.

Meanwhile, Spurs have stepped up their interest for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly.

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