Levy dithering costs Pochettino his primary target

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Dom Le Roy

Daniel Levy is famous for his bargain hunting and gamesmanship in the transfer window but according to the Sunday Mirror (www.mirror.co.uk) his dithering over Jack Grealish’s £20million transfer from Aston Villa seems to have spectacularly backfired and his waiting game for the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international midfielder has blown up in his face.

Levy, renowned for his hard line negotiating skills, gambled on Grealish’s sale price dropping because of Villa’s financial woes — only for the Championship club to be bought. And now those new owners have blocked Grealish’s exit.

Villa’s new owners,Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawaris and American Wes Edens, have a combined wealth of £40billion, making them the third richest owners in English football.

Their investment has prevented Villa from falling into administration and the second of Grealish is no longer a priority.

The news will no doubt infuriate Mauricio Pochettino as his main target could have been acquired and will likely feel let down after the club put in plenty of time convincing the playmaker that his future lay at the new White Hart Lane.

According to the article a Villa source said: “Spurs could have pushed the button on this two weeks ago before the takeover. They didn’t. And now the owners have said that neither he, nor James Chester is going anywhere.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Thank god for Levy , if this is are primary target we may as well give up top 4 now . We are so pathetic when it comes to transfers, when others are strengthening we haggling over paying an extra 2-3m . The old saying all the gear with no idea , fancy new stadium and training facilities only to have the same old team that can’t take us any further , be lucky to get top 5 this year .

  2. How do you know that? Tell me, is Grealish even good enough to get into the Spurs first team? To me he would have been a total waste of money and I for one are glad that we didnt waste money on that show pony.

    • You’re wrong about Grealish, really top player if you seal the deal he will be great for you if given the chance. As a Villa fan I hope he stays but of you really want him you’ll get him.

      This isn’t a criticism as I think Levy’s “careful” ways have served Spurs well And I wish Villa has been more like so we wouldn’t be in such a mess but it’s so hard to do business with Spurs. You charge top dollar for your players bit won’t pay going rate. When we wanted to buy Onomah you were quoting 20m plus but didn’t want to pay 20m for Grealish even through seeing them playing together Grealish isn’t 10 times the player

  3. What a mess , time Levy moved on , his so called transfer skills are well overrated , Levy has done great things for Spurs the new stadium , is one but has done very badly in the transfer market some of the dross we have sighed , for silly money , last minute scramble , the idea is to identify the players you need early , like Liverpool , Arsenal Man C ,Chelsea , West Ham , have done get them bedded in to out way of playing , so we start the season running , i have been a Direct Salesman all my life, the idea is to close the deal , not Waite for some one to come in and take it from you , Levy is to tight , penny wise & pound foolish , should not have that job in the Club , he again has let the Club , Players , Manager , & most important the Fans down , another top 6 struggle , & lose our top players & manager , hope to God i am wrong ,

    • You’re unlucky, buddy. Levy is going nowhere unless Joe Lewis says so and the pair of them seemed to be joined at the hip. ENIC control THFC and Lewis controls ENIC.

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