Arsenal legend tells Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy what they must do next

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis need to put their hand in their pocket this summer.

Spurs have gone through the last two transfer windows without strengthening their squad which has left them stretched in certain positions, notably in central midfield following the January departure of Mousa Dembele to China.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have managed to secure their fourth successive top four finish in the Premier League along with making it to the final of the Champions League whilst coping with the lack of recruitment, key injuries and having to play at Wembley for the vast majority of the season.

Wright believes that it is time for the Spurs hierarchy to build upon this season’s success with the current squad now having a taste of the biggest stage in European football and will want to compete at this level on a regular basis.

The former England striker was full of praise for how Tottenham are operating as a club having made significant progress on and off the field in recent seasons

He told the Hawskbee and Jacobs radio show on talkSPORT on 11/6/19: “Not so long ago people were going on about Sissoko, he’s turned into a mainstay. You look at people like Trippier, what he came for, Dele Alli, Harry Kane came for nothing, Christian Eriksen he came for £11.5million, how much would he go for?

“You’re looking at the way they’ve built that team, not spending much money and they’ve gone into the new stadium, got to the Champions League final, been in the top-four for the past few years, that’s progress however you look at it.

“When people thinking about Daniel Levy and whatever’s going on with Mr Lewis ahead of him, something’s going right.

“But now, now they’re going to have to spend some money because they’ve got a taste for it now.”


Wright is absolutely spot on with his summary of Tottenham’s progression and this summer could be an absolutely pivotal stage in the future of the club.  Levy must fully back Pochettino to take the club to the next level otherwise our Champions League final appearance is nothing more than a flash in the pan.

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