Report reveals that Levy was the one to push through recent £19m contract

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Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has had a fantastic turnaround to his Tottenham career after flattering to deceive in his first couple of years with the club.

He won fans over with his performances last season, established himself as an important part of Pochettino’s line up and even won the Legends Player of the Year award.

Sissoko has been rewarded for his recent performances handsomely with the club offering him a new four-year deal.

The new contract raised a few eyebrows since Tottenham under the stewardship of Daniel Levy have never been hesitant to offer long term deals to players on the wrong side of thirty.

Even more surprisingly, a report in Football Insider has now revealed that it was Levy who pushed for Sissoko to be handed a deal worth around £90,000-a-week (£19million over four years) in what was a clear indication of policy change at the club.

With Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are all free agents at the end of the season, some Spurs fans may have been left surprised that it was the Frenchman who was the first one to be offered an extension.

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Levy is an extremely calculated operator and so if there is truth to this report, then perhaps this was meant to signal to the rest the squad that the club is willing to offer older players longer-term deals as long as they have realistic wage expectations. While the prospects of Eriksen signing a new deal looks bleak, hopefully, the club can push a deal through with both Vertonghen and Alderweireld.

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