Daniel Levy has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have spent a considerable amount of money on transfer fees and player wages over the last ten years and insisted that there is no direct link between the amount spent and a team’s on-pitch success.
Many Spurs fans understandably felt that the club did not back Mauricio Pochettino appropriately in the transfer market at a time when the team was on the cusp of greatness.
While the Lilywhites have loosened their pursuit strings since moving into the new stadium, some of the big-money purchases have not had the expected impact.
That was perhaps why the club decided to change direction and bring Fabio Paratici in two years ago and one can argue that the recruitment decisions have improved since the Italian’s arrival.
However, with a cloud now hanging over the 50-year-old’s future at Spurs, it remains to be seen what direction the club will take over the coming months.
When asked about the criticism of Tottenham’s transfer spending in comparison with their rivals, Levy has now told the debating society of Cambridge University: “When you compare what Tottenham have spent on players in the last 5-10 years and compare it to other clubs, not only have we exceeded those clubs but some of those clubs may have been more successful than us on the pitch.
“There is not necessarily a direct link between the amount of money you spend and getting success on the pitch.”
Spurs Web Opinion
There certainly is not a direct correlation between money spent and on-pitch success as the recruitment decisions certainly matter.
This statement is a clear admission from Levy that he and the club’s hierarchy have got some of their decisions badly wrong over the last four or five years.
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