For those who are not looking for ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ spoilers from the upcoming episodes of the Amazon documentary, look away now.
According to Football.London, episode four to six of Amazon’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur documentary delves into the challenges the club faced during last January’s transfer window, with Daniel Levy opening up on the difficulty of improving the squad.
It is revealed in the report that the Tottenham chairman is filmed talking about transfers not only directly to the camera but also within a board meeting.
In the series, Levy reportedly insists that fans often do not comprehend how difficult transfers are to get over the line.
He is quoted as saying: “I get these emails from fans and I do read them all. When you’re at a certain level the market for better quality it’s like a pyramid.
“There are fewer players that are better. We all have our dream teams but often that’s not reality.
“I get very frustrated if we get to the end of a transfer window and the team is not in a better place than when we started.
“We have a budget and putting aside the money there may be a player we all like but unless you’ve got a club that wants to sell or are willing to sell, you’ve got the agent who wants to do business and a player who wants to come here.
“There’s a lot of things that have to come together. I think fans generally have no comprehension of how hard it is to physically do a transfer.”
The club were in the market for a striker last January after Harry Kane suffered a hamstring injury on New Years Day.
However, Spurs eventually ended their search for a centre-forward empty-handed and Levy admits in the documentary that there were very few options available.
The 58-year-old said: “[Getting a] striker is very difficult because Jose wants a very particular style of striker and they’re very, very limited. We have one or two ideas that we’re working on.
“There’s lots of bits and pieces going on all over the place. We might end up spending money, we may not. We may end up doing a purchase, we may end up doing a number of loans. It’s like this (juggles hands).
“As we know the activity always happens in the last week of the window.”
Steve Hitchen, who was named Technical Performance Director this week, also makes an appearance in the documentary, talking about the club’s transfer targets.
Hitchen says: “The January window is the worst window. It’s a window of opportunity. It’s a window of panic. It’s never a window to plan. I hate it.”
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I do not expect the documentary to give away the names of any specific players we might have targeted in January. However, it will be interesting to get an insight into how the transfer committee functions and how we go about identifying potential targets.
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