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Pundit losing the plot thinking that Daniel Levy will spend as much as £80m on one player
By Bruce Grove -

Daniel Levy is one of the shrewdest businessmen in the Premier League and he has shown over time that he is not the man to spend massive amounts of money on a single player.

The Spurs supremo will look to back Jose Mourinho in this transfer market, but it will definitely not be with a ton of money.

However, Talksport pundit Simon Jordan doesn’t seem to acknowledge that Levy is not one to lay out huge amounts as he has just tipped the Lilywhites to spend a fortune on Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.

The Ivorian winger has been a long-term target of Tottenham, but they have been unable to convince the Eagles to sell the wide man, certainly not at a reasonable price anyway.

He is set to leave them this summer after his manager Roy Hodgson admitted that he isn’t happy at Selhurst Park (SkySports) and Jordan reckons that Levy will spend the required fee to land him. He has been valued at £80m, according to Mail Sports.

“I could see him going to Tottenham,” Jordan told Talksport as quoted by HITC. “It depends how Mourinho wants to set them up next year and what he wants to do with them.

“He wants to go. I could see him going to Tottenham. He is in the price category that Daniel [Levy] might be willing to spend.”

Jordan is simply out of his mind to think that Levy would spend that sort of money on a player, a player that hasn’t had the best of seasons and for a position that Spurs already have several options in.

I understand that pundits have a job but with so much to discuss it makes no sense why they would speak utter nonsense on particular subjects. If Jordan does not know what Levy is like and that he would never spend that much money on Zaha then he should not be a pundit.

This really is lazy punditry.

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Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago

He isn’t shrewd because he spends massive amounts of money on second rate players.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago

Whilst I’m here again could you please not spoil all our evenings with a photo of the bald anti-Christ, it makes me feel sick.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago

Levy isn’t shrewd, he’s just plain sad.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

‘Daniel Levy is one of the shrewdest businessmen in the Premier League’

Only if your definition of ‘shrewd’ is being a risk averse tight wad… Anyone can stick their money away, away from using it imaginatively by speculating to accumulate.

Those people should be running a property investment company rather than a football club… oh wait! I forgot… 😂

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Spot on Eastie. He’s so shrewd our trophy cabinet is bursting at the seams with nothing but dust. This blog is about 10 years out of date…

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago

We could have bought him several years ago from Palace at a reasonable price, but Levy, being the small minded midget that he is, pi**ed off Steve Parrish with his customary low ball bid, and was told to go swivel. Remarkably similar to the stunt he pulled with Villa over Grealish, and look how well that went. When I see any description of Levy as a shrewd negotiator, I always pi** myself laughing.

DannyG
DannyG
1 year ago

To be fair to Jordan, he didn’t say Spurs would spend £80m on him. He didn’t speculate as to what fee it might be. With him getting a year older, having had a poor season and the C19 effect, that £80m valuation (which was fantasy at the time) will come plummeting down. I wouldn’t expect him to go for more than £30-40n now. Everton will probably go in for him again.

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago

Didn’t Jordan used to own palace? Zaha is not worth £30m let alone £80m and even if he was, we would never pay it. End of story

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