Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, has accused Daniel Levy of dragging his feet over a deal for Tanguy Ndombele – problems which he also suffered in 2012 when Spurs signed Hugo Lloris.
Spurs reportedly agreed a £65m deal for the French midfielder on Tuesday but since the Lyon president has claimed no deal has been agreed (Sky Sports).
In a report by The Telegraph, Aulas spoke of his struggles in dealing with Daniel Levy over the years:
“We had people speaking all night with Daniel Levy. He talks a lot and goes back on what we’ve agreed in writing. Agreements have not at all been respected,” Aulas said.
“We had email exchanges which have been contradicted, so that’s made it very complicated. It’s difficult. The Tottenham board’s theory is to explain that the economic market is very hard and so we have to get used to renegotiating.”
In 2012 Spurs signed Lloris for an initial fee of £7.9m but Aulas stated even then he had problems with the Spurs chairman (Mirror).
“It’s been very, very difficult. I’ve got 25 years of experience as a president of a club and it’s our 16th participation in a European competition in a row. But this is very rare in the football world. The negotiation with the Tottenham directors has been the hardest I have ever had to undergo in these 25 years,” added Aulas.
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Although many Spurs fans will believe in what Aulas has said about Levy it is worth noting that the Lyon president often has a lot to say about the clubs he deals with when selling players – before then selling the player the following week to said club.
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