Daniel Levy plays down January transfer window in fan meeting

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has revealed in a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) why the club were able to act decisively in the summer transfer window and what fans can expect in January.

Seven senior players arrived through the door at Spurs during the summer, despite the club posting significant loses during the previous financial year.

The club also got some of their business done uncharacteristically early compared to previous windows and question marks have been raised in some quarters as to why Tottenham could not back Mauricio Pochettino the same way which they have done Mourinho.

Levy revealed to THST  that Spurs were able to act decisively in the window since Mourinho “had been very clear and very decisive in terms of targets and they entered the window with a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve.”

This ties in with a report from The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick two months ago, where he suggested that Mourinho was much more willing to work with the club’s transfer hierarchy and take their suggestions compared to his predecessor.

When asked how the club were able to invest significantly into the squad despite the financial impact of the pandemic, Levy “cautioned against judging past performance on future strategy. He felt this had been a window where the club had acted decisively. The club had been fortunate to achieve what it set out to achieve but there would be other times when this wasn’t possible.”

The Spurs chairman was also hinted that fans should not expect the club to do much business in next month’s transfer window.

The report says Levy “felt it was unfair to talk about transfers out and was keen to manage expectations for January in terms of incomings and outgoings, it would be similar for other clubs too.”

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