Levy opens up on Spurs’ transfer problem – but insists there is money to spend

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Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has typically won trophies wherever he has gone in his senior management career.

He won silverware at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea again, and most recently Manchester United, although it remains to see if he can do the same at Spurs.

At his previous clubs, Mourinho has usually been given plenty of money to spend, not something that Daniel Levy has typically allowed his managers.

Mauricio Pochettino famously went an entire season without buying a single new player at Tottenham, a run that stretched to almost 18-months.

Last summer, Spurs splashed out on Ryan Sessegnon, Tanguy Ndombele, Jack Clarke, and Giovani Lo Celso on loan, however, they did wave goodbye to Kieran Trippier, Fernando Llorente, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Vincent Janssen, and more.

Daniel Levy has now insisted that there has always been money there to spend, but the squad sizes and homegrown rules in England make things tricky.

He said (Standard): “The problem is it is also about squad size, English versus non-English, because we have the homegrown rule in the Premier League. There are lots of circumstances why sometimes you don’t do a transaction. It wasn’t a case that we didn’t have money. We have to get rid of this obsession in England of spending money. It just doesn’t happen overseas.

“There is an amount we have allocated to spend each year in terms of net investment in the team. If you compare us to certain other clubs, they will have more money to spend. It doesn’t frighten us.”

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