Daniel Levy – A love hate relationship

The day has come in the transfer window when we fans become vigilantes.  This comes on the back of reports suggesting Davinson Sanchez transfer to Spurs is off after protracted talks with Daniel Levy have led to Ajax becoming frustrated and pulling out.

Levy was in Amsterdam for talks with Ajax over a transfer but returned to London yesterday with the deal broken down. There was a £10m difference between valuations of the player and our chairman was refusing to budge.

Now Dutch media outlets believe Real Madrid are making a move for the defender with them meeting Ajax’s demands and will secure the player in the coming days.

This is not the first time that Tottenham have missed out on a signing due to Levy’s negotiation tactics however this summer has been more disappointing than normal and fans are clearly angry about the lack of transfer activity not helped by clear signs (See Danny Rose’s Sun interview) that the players are also frustrated.

It remains to be seen if we will re-enter the race or if we have pulled out completely allowing the defender to move to Madrid but what is clear is that Pochettino wanted this player and possibly even thought the deal was done when he remarked to the press after the Newcastle game that he thought a signing would be announced in the next day or so.

We have received close to £90m in transfer fee’s from player sales in this summer window and are yet to spend a penny of it.  Frustration is going to continue to grow and this latest news is only adding fuel to the fire.

The lack of transfer activity is only one of the things Spurs fans are feeling angry over this summer with the farce that is ticketing and loyalty points (still not resolved) and the pricing for Wembley being so high that we now run the very real risk of having half the stadium empty for the majority of games this season – Chelsea you would assume would be a sell out fixture, yet, many MANY seats still available.

Over the past two years under Pochettino fans have enjoyed a much better feeling around the club, now, its feeling like the old Spurs again.  Penny pinching and looking to defend our Net Spend Trophy at all costs instead of actually following the clubs moto; by the way Mr Levy; its To Dare Is To Do.

-DB and SJ

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