“Knowing Levy, he won’t let that happen” – Former Spurs striker makes massive transfer prediction

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino warned last season that the club might have to undergo a painful rebuild in the summer (Evening Standard), which seemed to suggest that there will be a lot of comings and goings at Tottenham.

However, apart from the early signings of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, no other transfer as materialised so far, while the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose are all still at the club.

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has now made a massive claim regarding the futures of Eriksen, Rose, and Alderweireld.

Bent said that, knowing Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy well, he is sure he will not let the trio leave this summer unless he can find replacements for them.

The 35-year-old, who spent two seasons at Spurs before moving to Sunderland in the summer of 2009, said that he expects the trio to at least stick around till January.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs striker said, “Tottenham need to keep all their players. They can’t let Rose, Eriksen, and Alderweireld leave because they can’t replace them.

“Knowing Daniel Levy the way I do, he won’t allow that to happen. 100 per cent he won’t let them go. He will hold on to them and then assess it again in January.”

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While Alderweireld looks like he is set to stay, the jury is still out on the futures of Rose and Eriksen. If Tottenham can get Giovani Lo Celso or Bruno Fernandes in before the end of the transfer window, then one certainly shouldn’t bet against the possibility of Eriksen leaving, particularly given that his contract only has a year to run.

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  1. I think it is difficult to predict exactly what Levy will do, and his transfer strategies clearly are erratic at best. It was a huge mistake not signing a single player last season (and indeed for over 18 months) and that clearly cost Tottenham dearly at the end. In my view Spurs have as yet simply not done enough transfer wise to make amends for this and I have serious reservations still about the strength and depth of a squad in terms of a serious challenge for top honours. I have maintained throughout the summer that we needed four of five new signings who would actually be at the club and indeed within the framework of the first team squad to make sufficient difference and whilst accepting that Ndombele is a magnificent acquisition in overall terms it simply isn’t enough to compete against better clubs. This is where I feel sadly Levy lacks both in ambition as well as vision and may well prove the stumbling block in the quest for success. I’m not expecting Tottenham to dip out of the top four this coming season – though you can never truly tell as the usual suspects will doubtless be expected to vie and jostle for position – but by the same token it remains difficult to envisage much more either domestically or in Europe in a hugely competitive arena, I hope I’m wrong here but I’m not holding my breath either particularly if no new signings transpire between now and the deadline next Thursday, we wait precariously but don’t hold your breath where Levy’s concerned!

  2. I think that with what levy has done we (spurs) cannot be against him but it will not change until he or enic have gone. Sometimes you just need faith and have a go. I would not like to be like Man City /Chelsea but what do we want as supporters. It could go horribly wrong this season. Poch is the best manager we have had since burkinshaw. And he left because he wasn’t backed. Next year we will have at least 4 players at the end of their contract and letting them go and replacing them will be very difficult. And we could be back to square one. This sqad is past a little tweak here and there it needs real money spent on it.


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