Report: Levy scuppered potential transfer following Mourinho phone call

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Dom Le Roy

L’Equipe (as relayed by Sport Witness) have revealed that Daniel Levy was the primary reason that Thomas Meunier’s potential transfer to Tottenham Hotspur collapsed.

Meunier penned a four-year deal with Borussia Dortmund earlier this week after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired

Spurs were said to be interested in snapping up the experienced right-back as a free agent this summer, with ESPN reporting back in April that Jose Mourinho personally phoned the Belgian international about a possible move to North London.

The report claimed that the 28-year-old was left flattered by the Spurs head coach’s call.

L’Equipe now reveal that Meunier did not dismiss the idea of moving to Tottenham after speaking to Mourinho.

It is said that the defender was attracted by the prospect of plying his trade in the Premier League.

However, the report asserts that Daniel Levy did not share Mourinho’s enthusiasm in signing Meunier, and the Spurs chairman’s misgivings are cited as the main reason the deal collapsed.

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If there is truth to this report, I suspect it was Meunier’s age and potential lack of resale value that put Levy off. Mourinho also recently admitted that Steven Bergwijn was not his first-choice in January.

So these developments suggest that Jose is being overruled quite a lot by the transfer committee at the club. One just hopes that this isn’t a recurring theme and the Spurs boss does not end up getting frustrated at failing to land the players he wants.

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