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Levy’s Latest Proposal Smacked Of Desperation And Naturally Failed
By Harry Hotspur -

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is the man that broke the news that Tottenham had a proposal for Serie A strugglers Torino, whereby Spurs would loan their captain Andrea Belotti, with only an option to buy included. I bet the Italians were cartwheeling about their offices when that that offer of a lifetime came in.

Torino finished just 5 points shy of the nation’s top flight drop zone last term, in fact just one point above Genoa, with whom Spurs’ 3rd best left back has been recentlky linked.

Quote who at Spurs thought this opportunistic offer would work is beyond me. It leaves Torino minus their best striker and no money with which to replace the boy!

It was a dreadfully ill-conceived move that reflects poorly upon us as a club, a deal that in no respect benefited Torino, and only served to leave Tottenham in the luxurious position of deciding if they were to make a purchase.

Perhaps I live in Cloud Cuckoo Land, but I’d prefer it if the current custodians of this football club to operate less like pirates. Is that really too much to ask?

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Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago

What does the chairman of a football club in Europe or in the UK do when his mobile rings and Levy’s number comes into view?
1. Weep with joy and tell him you will collect him personally at the airport.
2. Cut him off immediately whilst weeping copious amounts of tears and calling your psychologist on the other line.
3. Call your bank manager and ask him if a loan deal with an option to buy one of the club’s players, spread over ten years, with some LVs will placate the bank to extend your club’s enormous overdraft.
Answers on a post card please.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

They take the call when the biggest club in London rings

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Could be a big club one day, but not with this small minded reptile at the helm.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

We are already a massive club. “Small minded at the old lane?. No one knows the size of his mind at the new place. But judging by what we’ve spent so far at the new place (pre covid) it won’t be small.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Big property empire running a football club with the ambition of an Isthmian League side.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I don’t see it that way at the new lane. With the amount of money coming in (pre covid) we’d a been fine. We will be fine. You gotta change your old lane thinking man. I have wonderful memories of the old place dating back to 1972. I don’t miss the place one bit now. Its gone. Not many people have been in and walked past the old place as much as I have.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Business men run football clubs. Not football men. Their ambition was to grow the club financially to make a fat fat profit. They’re doing very well. They’re gonna pump money into the squad next to make themselves more money when they sell. (Our money not theirs) This is how it is.

coys1882
coys1882
1 year ago

Yes, an enticing offer, which Torino amazingly felt compelled to reject, after much deliberation no doubt! Regrettably, in our transfer dealings, our esteemed supremo’s habitually duplicitous, quibbling, ‘my word is not my bond’ attitude, consistently brings the club into disrepute, whilst serving to alienate almost every other club with which we have conducted business negotiations.

One might have thought, as one of the top 10 wealthiest clubs in world football, which after all is the only table that matters to ENIC, that we would conduct ourselves in a manner befitting a club of that financial status, rather than the customary ‘poverty pleading’ charade, so close to the heart of ENIC’s axis of avarice. However, sadly that is not the case.

It isn’t even the highly dubious morality of conducting our transfer negotiations in such a downright untrustworthy and tawdry fashion, as unseemly as that is, it is the fact that it doesn’t work. The catalog of deals that have been blown by obsessive haggling, trying to screw the last penny out of an unwilling suitor, has cost the club tens of millions of pounds, plus a significant number of quality/high profile players.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  coys1882

Fk all them other clubs. We don’t need them. If a player wants to come to Tottenham and we have the money to buy them its not a problem. Get money off levy. Never let them think we’re flush. Even when we are. This is business. Name one club that refuses to business with us. Chelsea? That’s coz we’re Tottenham, fk all to do with levy. Do business with us you’ll get your money. We’ll want players from other clubs and other clubs will want players from us. Daniel. Don’t EVER go around “champagne Charlie-ing it.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

But is it good business when you alienate the selling club to such a degree that they vow never to deal with you again? Is it good business by continuously haggling over every penny, then moving the goalposts at the last moment that the player becomes totally disenchanted as well as his agent and the selling club? Good business is getting the players you have identified over time and achieving success by going the extra yard to sign them . This is what proper football cubs do. You don’t have to have your pants pulled down to achieve a good result for your own club as well as the selling club. They are not mutually exclusive. We have failed to sign many good players at not exorbitant prices over the years due to Levy’s tactics which clearly don’t work.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Who’s vowed to never do business with us again? I don’t care about players we’ve failed to sign at the old place

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Read the chairman of Lyon’s comments over the transfer of Lloris. Chelsea have made it quite clear that they won’t do business with us, in fact to such an extent that they could well have taken it to extremes by deliberating signing players we have wanted, and I don’t think the Dildo Bros at West Ham are too keen either, and they are just some of the ones in the public domain.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Then we won’t do business with them. (They will do business with us again.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I doubt that Abramovich feels the need to do so. Any way, most properly run clubs don’t feel the need to do business with a club whose HP terms are laughable.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Yep. We’re hopeless at everything ain’t we. Should give them all the money in one hit. Struth

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Irony is not your strong point, but nevertheless, one thing we are certainly not very good at is the pesky business of the transfer market, and it might surprise you to know that it is an integral part of attaining success at a football club. Sadly, we have the wrong man conducting ours.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

How do you know levy is the wrong man with money (new lane) all you/we know about is levy no money at the old lane. Irony isn’t my strong point. Good thing I have many other strong points. Irony has never made me a pound note. Neither has a pen.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 year ago

0 days left and no striker – I was right all along (🧐)…..Levy doesn’t like buying front men because good ones are a rare breed and you cant buy just any old trash and get away with it or rarely are there deals to be done or hidden gems…buying a striker is his nemesis..interesting to see how this pans out with Hitchens sitting in the corner sweating and sucking his thumb!!

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago

Levy’s motto: Why be unreasonable when, with a bit more effort, you can be bloody impossible. Daniel clearly putting the extra effort in on transfers then. No wonder it is all so hard.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 year ago

How very mid table of us.

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago

Charity shops act with greater dignity

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

Expecting Torino to pay his wages as well no doubt.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

I expect the killer blow was offering Danny Rose in exchange.,

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

…and airfares

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