Daniel Levy makes big admission about Tottenham’s summer transfer window

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Dom Le Roy

After going two transfer windows without signing a single player, Tottenham strengthened their squad significantly in the summer transfer window.

Apart from signing two of the most promising midfield talents in European football in Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, they also bought in a couple of highly-rated youngsters in Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke.

Tottenham were also said to be close finalising a deal to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala late in the window (The Independent).

Daniel Levy has now admitted that the club could have invested more into their squad if they wanted.

In an interview with Financial Times the Spurs chairman discusssed the impact of the significant debt that the club had incurred due to the construction of the new stadium on their ability to compete in the transfer market.

He said: “We could have easily spent more money on players.

“Who knows if that would have bought us more success or not, the right approach is to build from the bottom up.

“There is no quick fix to becoming a much more significant global club.”

The 57-year-old also emphasised the fact that the club were opting for a more long-term vision in comparison with their rivals.

When asked about Spurs’ relatively modest spending in the transfer market in recent years, Levy said, “I understand, as I am a fan, clearly, you want to win on the pitch.

“But we have been trying to look at this slightly differently, in that we want to make sure we ensure an infrastructure here to stand the test of time.”

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While I understand why some fans have been critical of Daniel Levy and ENIC due to their lack of transfer spending in recent seasons, one has to understand that it is very hard to get good value in the current market.

He proved this summer that he is willing to spend big as long as the deal represents good value for the club and I absolutely believe that he and Pochettino are on the same page when it comes to transfers.

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  1. One cup in twenty years says a lot about enic. The investment made has made the value of the club strong but on the pitch we look as weak as we ever have. We have no chance of closing the gap on the top two and if this run continues we will drop out of the top four. For me the window was average and not buying in areas where everyone but the coach and the management new we needed to buy is hurting us now. The club is in danger of taking a massive dive unless they dig deep. Too many players either not good enough or not putting in enough effort. Maybe thats down to them seeing enic as owners who are more interested in money than winning things.

    • We won the odd cup back then before enic. We won the fa Cup and the cup winners cup now what. Since they took over one littlewoods cup. That’s it. Are we progressing because we are still loosing matches just like we did ten years ago. We are still four or five players short of making a real challenge to liverpool and City so have we moved on. Yes we made a cl final were we played crap and never ever looked like winning so are we any closer to being winners to being a top top club or are we just West ham well polished

  2. As a fan it is so hard to talk my club up anymore.
    Cause I big up and talk a lot for 3 quarters of the season then we finish bad. Why cause mr levy didn’t spend in Jan window on what we need to win the league. Over the last 7 year we should have won the league and the champions league and why because Mr levy not a true fan but a business man and there nothing wrong with that but tell us.
    You answer that when u said
    “Who knows if that would have bought us more success or not, the right approach is to build from the bottom up
    We are not going to finish in the top 4 and as for the team we have 3-4 top players who can leave for free and we don’t have 200mil + to replace them and then kane and the manager will leave.
    I feel it’s going to be a long season


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