Real Madrid scared off Pochettino by Levy negotiating

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Daniel Levy

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has quite the reputation in the game, and is one of the only club chairmen fans across the world seem to know by name.

Levy is known to be a tough negotiator, one of the toughest around in fact, and will always push for that extra bargain, or extra few pounds on top of an outward deal.

The Spurs negotiator showed his true colours back when Tottenham had to sell both Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Levy avoided selling Modric to rivals Chelsea, before offloading him for just under £40m, a huge sum of money at the time.

He then squeezed every penny out of the Spanish Giants for star man Gareth Bale, getting a world record fee for the winger.

Today, Levy gets another mention in the Spanish press, as AS claim his negotiating style may have warned Madrid away from a Pochettino move.

Current manager Lopetegui has had a poor start in Madrid, and rumours are he could soon be sacked, with Antonio Conte mentioned as a replacement.

It was reported that Levy made Madrid ‘sweat blood’ on the Bale and Modric deals, which is why they may look elsewhere.

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