Jermain Defoe has revealed that senior Tottenham players confronted Daniel Levy about his transfer dealings for the 2008-09 season.
Spurs sold Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov in the summer of 2008 summer, having already allowed Defoe to leave the January prior.
With a new-look strike force of Darren Bent and Roman Pavlyuchenko, Juande Ramos’ side struggled and the Spaniard was sacked for Harry Redknapp with Spurs bottom of the Premier League after eight matches.
Defoe, who was re-signed by Redknapp in January 2009, one year after his departure, has since learned that Levy met players to seek an explanation for the club’s poor form and was blamed himself for ‘selling 60 goals’.via ytCropper
Keane, Berbatov, and Defoe combined for 52 goals in the 2007-08 season, while fifth-top scorer Steed Malbranque was also allowed to leave.
In came Pav, Giovani Dos Santos, and Fraizer Campbell on loan in what must be the one of the worst set of downgrades in Premier League history.