Ex-Republic of Ireland international Tony Cascarino has claimed that Brighton owner Tony Bloom is ‘far ahead’ of Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy in terms of being a tough negotiator.
Levy is well-renown for being very stubborn and a fearsome negotiator, as shown by the current transfer saga surrounding Harry Kane.
The BBC reported that Kane believed he had a gentleman’s agreement with Levy that would let him leave the club this summer.
However, Di Marzio reported that Tottenham have no intention of selling the striker and want him to ‘respect’ his contract, which is due to expire in 2024. He also added that the rigidity of the club makes it very difficult to sell Kane.
Levy has shifted his staff behind the scenes, bringing in managing director of football Fabio Paratici to work alongside him and Steve Hitchen in the transfer market.
Cascarino has now claimed that Tony Bloom is even more stubborn than Levy while speaking about the transfer of Ben White to Arsenal.
He told talkSPORT (01/08/21 at 7:40 am): “Brighton were never going to be easy to negotiate with.
“Tony Bloom, the owner, who is a well-known Poker player that made a hell of a living out of it, is a very smart man.
“People talk about Daniel Levy (being stubborn). I would have Tony Bloom up there as a chairman, far ahead of Levy, about negotiating because look at some of the deals he has done with Brighton.”
Every Spurs fan will know the pain of Levy’s stubbornness but clearly Bloom is just as stubborn. It would be nice for Levy to pull his hands out of his pocket and let loose but it has never happened. Romero is a good start though.
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