Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of a key transfer target may be in jeopardy due to Daniel Levy’s typical low ball negotiation tactics, according to Daily Express.
The report claims that Spurs are considering making a £20 million offer to Brentford for goalkeeper David Raya, despite the club valuing him at £40 million.
Raya has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham, as they seek a long-term replacement for their current goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris.
The Frenchman has endured a challenging season, marked by unforced errors and two significant injuries. With his contract set to expire in 2024, speculation has arisen that this may be Lloris’ final season at the club.
Chelsea have also expressed interest in Raya, who has impressed during his time at Brentford in the Premier League. However, the latest report from Daily Mail indicates that the goalkeeper himself prefers a move to Spurs over their London rivals.
Despite Raya’s preference, there are concerns that Levy’s negotiation tactics could result in losing the player to Chelsea. Levy is known for his stingy approach and low balling tactics, which often strain relations with other clubs.
In this case, however, there may be a valid reason for Levy’s negotiation stance. Raya has only one year remaining on his contract, providing room for negotiations to secure a better deal from Brentford.
Brentford are not going to let their top player leave on a cheap hence it remains to be seen whether Levy can strike a favorable agreement and secure his services.
Losing out on a key transfer target to a rival club would undoubtedly be a setback as Spurs aim to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.