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Levy deserves more credit for making Kane stay reckons journalist
By Bruce Grove -

Harry Kane will spend this season at Tottenham after the club refused to sell him to Manchester City.

The striker asked Spurs to cash in on him in this transfer window so that he can join a club where he has a better chance of winning trophies.

However, Spurs were not prepared to allow their star man to leave and rejected the advances of City.

After trying his best to get his move and failing, Kane tweeted he would stay at the club, a huge win for them.

One man who made that happen is Daniel Levy, but not everyone likes the Tottenham supremo.

Financial expert and Football Insider columnist, Kieran Maguire believes Levy was key in forcing Kane to remain at the club, thanks to his negotiation skills and says the business executive deserves more credit than he is being given for keeping the striker.

“He will feel vindicated,” he told Football Insider.

“He has seen it happen with other clubs. I don’t like some of the passive-aggressive anti-semitic remarks aimed at Daniel Levy.

“He’s well-paid at what he does and very good at what he does. He should be given huge credit for running the club successfully.

“He will see it as a victory. Let’s not forget he owns about 20 per cent of the club himself.

“Ultimately, it’s a business. If your focus is on the business side of things, a lot of credit has to be given to those in charge.

“It’s about striking a balance between sporting success and financial management.”

Kane will now look to help Spurs win a trophy this season and they have started the campaign well under Nuno Espirito Santo.

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Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
4 months ago

Levy hasn’t managed a balance between sporting and financial success; we have won one (greatly diminished) league cup in twenty years and we have massive levels of debt, though, admittedly, our CEO has successfully enhanced his own and papa Lewis’ personal property portfolios. Money that could have been spent on adding some finishing touches to a highly promising team, that could quite possibly have delivered the league title for its long suffering fans (60 years and forever counting!) was all ploughed into a white elephant, our stadium, instead.

Finn
Finn
4 months ago

You know your argument is weak when you have to pull the “ist” card out to hold back alternative views – in this case the racist card.

Leaving aside the generally accepted misuse of the word Semitic (it doesn’t mean Jewish – it refers to middle eastern languages, including many Arabic tongues), Maguire provides no evidence of race-based abuse and that’s in spite of Levy providing so much reinforcement of negative caricatures and stereotypes.

I read pretty much most of the stuff that’s posted here and browse a fair bit of the remaining horse do-do on the mainstream web; (I know pretty sad!). Daniel Levy is pilloried more here than most places – in my view quite justifiably, but I have not seen ANY criticism of him that has been directed at his racial heritage – only at his behaviour.

Maguire is a cringing apologist for Levy – I wonder what the quid pro quo for that is?
………………..and Bruce, whilst we are on the subject of generally accepted misuses of words, please remember that there are actual journalist out there who would cringe at the suggestion that Maguire was one of them.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

Levy deserves credit for naff all.

Kane is tied into a contract and Levy is always great at being stubborn when he holds all the aces. Can rarely get a deal done unless the selling club are weak and capitulate to his terms.

it wasn’t the right time for Kane to leave for a whole host of reasons, however let’s not let this turn into some bonkers tale of ‘redemption’ for Levy. The whole situation is of Levy’s making anyway…

Sonificent
Sonificent
4 months ago

Levy created the situation.on that led to Kane asking to leave. I see no reason for praise given he’s kept an unhappy player who’s value will be diminishing and has done nothing to improve the first team bar one defender who hasn’t played yet.

legoverlass
legoverlass
4 months ago

The only thing Levy balances is the books. He and ENIC have created no football success in over 20 plus years of ownership.

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago

Levy had a price and stuck to it, its like buying a used car, you can set what price you want and if no one gives you an offer you want to accept you don’t sell. I’d rate Levy higher if he had a vision for on field success and a plan to achieve it rather than just blame circumstances for why Tottenham haven’t delivered the ultimate goal of winning trophies, considering the cash flow in his tenure.

Darren Thompson
Darren Thompson
4 months ago

Has anyone seen the league yet and who is bottom piss my laughing

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
4 months ago

Unfortunately we all know Mr.Levy has done far too much wrong over the years that any of the good business/club decisions he has made will never be credited or praised by (maybe) most.
Can only hope & pray he’ll stick by his words & leave the football side of things alone?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
4 months ago

Let’s hope they don’t sack Arteta before the NLD.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
4 months ago

Arsenal gambled everything on the income from the new stadium helping them to win things.

Sadly for them by the time the stadium was ready two clubs backed by the wealth from oil and gas and Arsenal’s own incompetence rendered the gamble a beaten docket.

As Arsenal are finding out, like Liverpool before them once you fall away from the the top it can be a long tíme before you can climb back.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
4 months ago

I just saw the gooner score😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago

“It’s about striking a balance between sporting success and financial management.” This is what was quoted by Kevin Maguire, so called financial expert and football columnist for Football Insider. Can somebody let me know where the “sporting success” part of the equation comes into being? I don’t call 22 yrs of chairmanship with one League Cup as our sole trophy under him much of a success. A combination of perpetual stinginess and a giant ego are not a happy mix. Forget all the managers, coaching, scouting and recruitment staff that have been sacked during Levy’s tenure, our failure as a football club, not a business is down to one man.

Dino
Dino
4 months ago

This will come back to haunt Levy… all it takes is an average season/kane injury & 50 million could be wiped off his value… kane should have been sold for 140-150 mill & monies invested in the squad

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