A new report on the situation at Tottenham Hotspur going into the final days of the transfer window claims Daniel Levy is overseeing talks for outgoing players, and suggests the Spurs chairman could be demanding too much for his outcasts.
It has been an eventful summer for Tottenham thus far. New manager Ange Postecoglou has arrived and instilled a sense of optimism around the club with his attacking style of football.
The Australian has also been able to add genuinely exciting talent to his squad. Ready-made first-team players like Guglielmo Vicario, Micky van de Ven, and James Maddison have reinforced areas that were desperately in need of improvement.
However, one issue facing the club is the matter of offloading unwanted players. As it stands, Harry Winks and Joe Rodon are the only fringe players who have moved on this summer.
It is thought that Tottenham have made at least seven players available for transfer as they look to trim their bloated squad (The Sun).
Daniel Levy is leading negotiations at Spurs
Now, a report from the Evening Standardsuggests there could be as many as nine first-team players heading out of the club. However, it is believed chairman Daniel Levy is leading the talks to sell players and is driving a hard bargain, which is slowing matters down.
The process of offloading players such as Davinson Sanchez, Hugo Lloris, Tanguy Ndombele, and Sergio Reguilón is described as “frustratingly slow” for Spurs.
It is said the problems lie in “hefty” salaries or players not playing well enough to attract attention from other clubs. But, there could be another reason for the stagnation, and it stems from Levy’s reluctance to “write off expensive assets.”
With no Director of Football in place, Levy is taking the “lead on all deals,” with help from fellow director, Rebecca Caplehorn. It is believed Levy has a tendency to demand “too much for unwanted players,” which could be preventing the Lilywhites from “clearing the decks.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Daniel Levy really needs to cut his losses and get as many of these unwanted players out of the door as possible. It may be painful to see a £60m player go for £10m, but it’s better than them taking up space in the squad and draining the wage bill.