Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, has defended the club’s transfer spending under recent managers, despite some criticism from fans (Spurs Official).

Levy believes that the issue has instead been the focus of that spending, with a number of big-money signings not exactly hitting the ground running in North London.

Daniel Levy

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Under Antonio Conte alone, Spurs paid fees for Cristian Romero, Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur, Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Destiny Udogie, Djed Spence, Pedro Porro, and more.

Levy was asked about player recruitment ahead of what will hopefully be a busy summer transfer window for the Lilywhites, but he was keen to dispel claims about a lack of spending in previous windows.

Levy claims managers have been backed at Spurs

The chairman pointed out that managers had been backed in the past, but the players handed to them had not always performed as expected in the Premier League.

He said: “The notion that Tottenham haven’t backed certain managers is incorrect. We’re currently paying the price, perhaps, where some of the acquisitions have not turned out to be as we hoped.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I do agree with Levy about backing managers financially. I have always thought that criticising Spurs for not giving coaches money to spend was wide of the mark. The real problem is who Tottenham have spent the money on, not the money itself.

Look at how much was splashed out on Ndombele, Lo Celso and Sessegnon at the end of Pochettino’s reign. Even Richarlison and Bissouma last summer, who have not yet hit the ground running.

There are plenty of other clubs in the Premier League who have spent less but spent better, and that is what Spurs need to concentrate on.

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