Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, often has a huge say in each and every decision made at the North London club, and transfers are no different.
Levy is widely regarded as one of the toughest and best negotiators in the game, which certainly played into Tottenham’s favour this summer.
Spurs sealed the deal with Lyon yesterday over a club record fee for midfield man Tanguy Ndombele (BBC), and it appears that Levy had a huge hand in getting the deal over the line so soon.
L’Equipe have now reported that while Ndombele and his representatives did not necessarily expect a signing yesterday, Daniel Levy made it abundantly clear that it would be happening (As reported by Metro).
Levy reportedly told Ndombele and his two agents, ‘You will not leave until you have signed with us’.
The Spurs chairman was said to be reluctant to give any rival club the chance to swoop in and steal the midfield powerhouse, with Spurs eventually agreeing a £53.8m initial price (BBC).
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