The mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, has announced plans to rename a number of thoroughfares, as well as a couple of municipal parks, in honour of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Speaking at an outdoor press conference at the newly titled, Parque del ENIC International, Ms Botella claimed that the city had long held the Londoner’s business achievements in high regard.
She said: “Various members of the municipal council here in Madrid have for some time spoken of our admiration for Daniel.
“The man is a visionary, and one need only look at the excellent working relationship that he enjoys with fellow board members at Tottenham Hotspur FC, as well as surrounding businesses, to appreciate the true depth of the man’s talents.”
Against a backdrop of a scale map of Madrid, the mayor indicated the various sites that will be affected by this large-scale and unprecedented honorific.
Pointing to the main street which leads to the foot of the parliament building in Madrid, formerly Calle de Alfonso XII, an aide to the mayor’s office explained that the street was to be renamed Via Claudine in honour of the Tottenham chairman’s wife.
“She is really a beautiful lady – the foundations beneath the man!” beamed the mayor.
Responding to journalists questions, a spokesperson for the mayor denied that these developments were in any way connected to Real Madrid’s pursuit of Tottenham’s Welsh talisman, Gareth Bale.
“Nonsense,” confirmed the aide.
“Who knows where such speculation comes from.”
At the time of going to print, the assembled members of the world’s sporting press were being led on a tour of the Parque del Gabriella, named for the Tottenham chairman’s youngest daughter.