With news coming out this week that Daniel Levy is set to change his transfer policy, it seems there has been a mixed reaction to the future of the club.
According to the Mail, “Daniel Levy reportedly told the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust that after the problems reinvesting the money received for Gareth Bale, future transfer policy would entail the purchase of young players, priced between £10-15million with good potential for resale.”
Despite this policy carrying obvious financial benefits (including aid for the new stadium build), some Spurs fans have reacted negatively to the news, suggesting that this policy has always been the ambition of Levy.
Former Tottenham director of football, Damien Comolli has backed the move, suggesting that it will allow the club to get ‘back on track’.
What is clear by the new parameters of Levy’s policy is that the club has a clearly defined target moving forward, with a new stadium also on its way.
Combined with Mauricio Pochettino’s philosophy of implementing youth into his squad, it seems Levy has found his perfect money-saving match.
Despite reports saying that Levy will target players between £10-15million, the Tottenham chairman was able to test the water with his new theory last summer, as was shown with the signature of Eric Dier.
Critics of Dier will comment that his inexperience has faulted him so far in his Spurs career, although the youngster’s persistent role in the team says otherwise.
Dier is slowly gaining experience next to Vertonghen, and has clearly shown his worth with some tremendous defending.
The £4million signing of Dier from Sporting Lisbon was a real coup for the club. Signing an England Under-21 regular with European experience for so little is a strong find, something Baldini must be praised for.
So Spurs fans, you’ll have to get used to signings of this price-tag, and ignore unlikely rumours like the one below.