Tottenham confirm temporary move to Wembley

The team finished third in the Premier League last season

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they have to move to Wembley on a temporary basis, while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.

The team will play all of their Champions League games in the venue next season, before moving full-time, the following year as redevelopment works continues in their own stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino's side hope to return to White Hart Lane in time for the 2018/19 campaign, meaning they will only be based in Wembley for a single season.

Spurs are hoping to increase and modernise their stadium to a 61,000 all-seater arena. The new stadium will be built on the site of the current White Hart Lane ground and work is already well underway, with the intention of keeping disruption at a minimum.

The move follows Arsenal's path in playing Champions League games at Wembley. Arsene Wenger's side played in the old stadium in their Champions League campaigns for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons, as Highbury was not deemed up to standard.

Tottenham will play in the group stages of this season's Champions League after a third-place finish in the Premier League. It will be their first season in the competition since reaching the quarter-finals in 2011.