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“What” “Levy got Levied???” So Many Spurs Fans Reeling At Latest Transfer Fee Reveal
By Harry Hotspur -
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Toby Alderweireld’s sale was a great bit of business, that was the consensus when the move to the Qatari side, Al-Duhail, was announced.

However, that was when the number was cited by most outlets, such as The Guardian as a fee believed to be some £13 million.

Tonight it emerges that the truth is less appealing.

Jonathan Veal of Press Association Sport has revealed that arguably the club’s best centre back was let got for €5 million.

Yet the supposed deal with Cristian Romero hasn’t been announced. Instead, Fabrizio Romano has assured fans that there’s a plan B in place.

The despair appears to be beginning to kick in, which is a refreshing counterbalance to the tendency of some supporters to buy in so easily to what is essentially disinformation.

Who might be spreading these bizarre, counterproductive inaccuracies, I wonder? Such a conundrum.

The narrative that we’ve been spoon-fed by so many so-called journalists, is that Romero from Atalanta was close. Alasdair Gold told us just three days ago that £38.5 million was deemed to be enough.

Why are so many, supposedly credible folks, so widely off the pace?

No laughing at the back.

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East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

We have differed the ill effects of Jan’s departure and I fear we will feel them further with Toby going.

Both far from washed up, perhaps both lost a yard of space but in a squad with fresh blood and churn more than capable of being kingpins. Playing alongside the likes of Dier and Aurier as the squad neglect took hold.

But, hey, let’s blame their age and slightly diminished powers as players on why we’ve gone backwards. It’s a team game and the team has been left to rot for almost three years…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Also, relative lack of pace not so serious in a centre back as it is in other positions on the field and you need some experienced old hands in a team.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

I think injuries played a big part in Toby’s decline. He never looked quite as assured.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

No real competition for places, that destroyed Dele who lacked Kane’s single minded determination to endlessly improve as a player.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

I do feel somewhat cleansed after learning of Lamela’s departure and the (at last!) final expunging of, and consignment to the dustbin of footballing history, of Baldini’s MAGIC SEVEN, namely one highly skilled – but kind of a footballing equivalent of cricket’s flat track bully – in Ericksen and, comparatively speaking, six dummies! I would say this for our Argentine, though, that WHEN he was on the pitch (as opposed to the treatment table) he didn’t lack for commitment or desire unlike some others in Spurs shirts.

Whatever, a pretty dismal large scale spending spree and surely one of the worst since Sunderland “The Bank of England” team who embarked on a quite disastrous spending splurge in the fifties.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
1 month ago

Wow, what a head up your a** w*nk feast that is. How about, thanks for your time with the club. You scored and assisted in some awesome goals, too bad you were injured a lot. Hope you go well in the next phase of you life/journey.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

So Levy the transfer genius got circa £20 million for Eriksen Vertonghen and Alderweireld.

Instead of cashing in when players are at the top of the market and ploughing the money back into better ones, he waits and waits and their value evaporates.

We can see the same happening to Dier, Dele. Next season is the last year he can get big money for Harry Kane. What happens his value if he is badly injured this season?

What value was put on Lamela in the Gil deal. I haven’t seen one, probably too embarrassing to announce.

snitz
snitz
1 month ago

I can only imagine if he sold players at the top of there game
he would get slaughtered and told Spurs are a selling club

As i said many times doomed if you do, doomed if you don`t

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  snitz
  1. He could have sold Dier to United and bought a Skriniar, Dias or other better defenders. Damned if he does, problem is he mostly does nothing and let’s players value drop. He can do it, he sold Walker for good money, but was the money reinvested in quality players?
James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  snitz

Liverpool sold Coutinho and lots of fans complained. Didn’t work out too bad for Liverpool.

snitz
snitz
1 month ago

Liverpool refused the move until Coutinho actually forced the move, he desperately want out, yes it did work but that`s like how long is a piece of string
plus Liverpool fans were not happy

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Facts matters. Phillip wanted Barcelona. Pool had no choice, but in fairness Liverpool became a better team playing from wide and by passing the midfield through the wingbacks instead of force the ball out wide to Couthino all the time.

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 month ago

Levy is a spin junkie, most of the transfer crap will come from “leaks”..theres even two, so called. chump journalised on Talksport now with a show with Danny Kelly…I started to listen to it and wanted to rip my ears off….the state of main stream journalism in this country is horrible…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

Sports journalism these days – compared with some former greats – is the absolute pits!

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

It’s like most journalism now, people won’t pay for newspapers they expect it free. So we end up with garbage like the endless, ‘Spurs are linked with’ stories. Good journalism costs money.

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

I personally still get viz [which has gone down hill] but miss the sunday sport,, now that was quality.:)

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 month ago

Dier and Sanchaz again…hop on boys and girls, here we go again…..!!

Snitz
Snitz
1 month ago

Amazing what people decide to believe and then when it suits they don’t believe

credible sources when it suits not so credible when it doesn’t

Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
1 month ago

Gold is a lackey. But at this point it’s the pot calling the kettle black. All due respect H you posted two days ago that a 42 mil deal was agreed with the headline “Breaking News”.

I think the moral of the story is no one really knows. Not Gold or Gladys. That’s the truth. So let’s drop the news now click bait nonesense. We come here for the heated opinion pieces and subsequent discussions.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Come on H. Don’t be cheeky. Yes I do. https://theboyhotspur.com/report-spurs-agree-42m-transfer-deal/

Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Responded with link but needs approval to be published. Spam filter I guess. But yes. I do. Cheeky

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Tiger Tail

Are you referring to
“Done deal puts Levy £50m+ in the red” – on 25th July?

Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
1 month ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Yep. With the post with the clearly click bait headline of “Report: Spurs agree £42M+ Transfer Deal”.

Let’s not argue semantics good sir. Sure it got a bunch of clicks and helps bring in a little advertising money for the site. But then don’t scold the other boys for doing the same.

(Again not a Gold fan. He’s a stooge. But this site continues to lean towards click bait).

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

Indeed H, as has now apparently been revealed, we have sold our best CB, for a relatively modest fee, two weeks before the start of the season. Pursuant to that event, with typical Levy procrastination, rather than just getting the deal for a quality replacement (Romero) done, we are haggling over a £5 million price difference, with other potential suitors circling.

One wonders when this penny pinching little prick will ever learn his lesson? Just close the Romero deal and move on to the next one. In truth, defensively, we should have been going all out to shift Sanchez and Dier, plus Aurier, rather than Toby. But similar to the Mousa Dembele fiasco, Levy can’t resist the lure of a ‘fast buck’ even when it’s to the detriment of the team.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

Yes, we should have been shifting them rather than Toby for a negligible fee.

Patricio
Patricio
1 month ago

Levi: “Joe we need some internal funds to buy players.”

Lewis: “Danny boy, sell some more players…. Lamela, Foyth and Toby didn’t bring in much! You got fleeced by the Arabs with a Toby giveaway! I thought I taught you better!”

Levi: “Except for Kane and Sonny we can’t get close. Paratici needs a minimum £80 million but probably at least another £ 40 million to rebuild the squad just to qualify for Europa next year. Romero’s available and so is Takehiro. We can’t wait much longer, or they’ll be taken!”

Lewis: “We can’t keep spending when we are in the red. Look at the debt we have on the books! The virus killed us last year! Any other solutions, genius?”

Levi: “I think I can get £120 million for Kane and maybe a player thrown in….”

Lewis: I’m not selling Kane. He pissed me off talking to Neville….very ungrateful lad….we gave him his big chance!”

Levi: “The only other alternative is for you personally to put up £ 50 million and for the rest we use the managerial bonus reserve in the ENIC bank account.”

Lewis: “Sell Kane!”    

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

I reckon the cats out of the bag and the selling clubs know that Kane is sold and that’s where this money is coming from. Levy’s been caught in his own smoke and mirrors.

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
1 month ago

What odds on Dier beginning season as CB and skipper. Anyone got a copy of the Enfield Town fixture list..?

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Yes, alas, so could I!

Pommie
Pommie
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Perhaps not having to defend for full 90 mins might help him and Sanchez. I don’t rate either but Jose lost it trying that tactic with what he had at his disposal.

VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
1 month ago

With our best CB now sold, we should just pay the monies for Romero and be done with it.

Let’s face it, apart from the promising Rodon and Tanganga (who both have their attributes) we have no decent CBs. Romero would be a suitable Toby replacement.

Personally if we mean business and Nuno wants him, I’d get Kounde in as well. Main issue I guess is CL football, so no amount of cash may be enough to convince him.

The Japanese lad looks decent – aggressive, good pace and versatile – so maybe a decent bet to replace Aurier. Personally I feel a cheeky bid for Peirera would be worthwhile, as he isn’t a regular at the moment for Leicester due to Catstagne (another player we could have got… but that’s another story).

Last edited 1 month ago by VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
1 month ago

The Sabitzer rumours have also seemingly gone cold. He’s a player who would be relatively cheap – experienced, can play anywhere across midfield – and a step up from Winks and Sissy.

Pablito
Pablito
1 month ago

Levy wants to look like he’s trying but without actually spending any significant amount of money. He’s just a p*sstaker and some still lap it up.

VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
1 month ago
Reply to  Pablito

I really hope some lessons have been learnt. For supposedly astute business types, we really make some dumba%% decisions.

Pay up Levy and reap the rewards. Or don’t and reap what you sow.

BobbytheBrain
BobbytheBrain
1 month ago
Reply to  Pablito

It”s the same old story. We will be fed the ssme old guff when the window closes – we tried so hard, we came so close etc etc

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
1 month ago

Oh yes Tielemans & Castagne 2 players we were heavily linked with but Levy couldnt find his wallet.

Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
1 month ago

Really Kounde Romero and Tomiyasu for RB, with Tanganga and Rodon too are needed. But we won’t get any of the realistically and end up with Vestergaard…

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Season ticket renewers at ENIC fc wear gimp suits throughout the week and pay ladies to tread on them.

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
1 month ago

Gimp masks

Kev
Kev
1 month ago

🤣🤣

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago

Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. 😉😊

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

😬

Paul L
Paul L
1 month ago

As uncle albert said to rodney in ofah;
Rumours son, just rumours…..

Who knows the exact fee to any transfer these days!?

VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
1 month ago

What I’ll never understand is how our transfer dealings are spread out over several weeks; appear to involve copious amounts of haggling, and always inevitably result in the player signing elsewhere….

…usually with minimum fuss and within 24hrs of being linked.

Can we not just decide on who we want, make an acceptable bid and get the player signed up. Perhaps they can even have a pre-season to bed in with the squad. Too much to ask I guess.

Last edited 1 month ago by VincentianMagic
Bergy
Bergy
1 month ago

I want to agree but I also wonder if this is some kind of attention bias.
I couldn’t care a rats who Man United are signing and is only now it is happening that I hear Varane is going.
I’ve also never had a fan from a different club say “you were linked with X, Y or Z”. I’ve even had to explain some of the worst ones which I assumed would be known – Grealish, Fernandes, Tevez etc.

It’s just a guess, and maybe a coping mechanism for me, but I reckon every fan outside the Big 4 (I’m cutting us and the Arse out of that group!) feels the same about transfers

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

We’re essentially time wasters and Levy is hoping that with all the activity involved that the poor suckers who follow the Spurs will, obligingly, confuse movement for action!

BaleUsOut
BaleUsOut
1 month ago

Apparently Barcelona are in the mix for Romero thereby pushing the value up.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
1 month ago
Reply to  BaleUsOut

They have no money all their buys this year have been frees.They need to get players off the books to resign Messi

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago
Reply to  BaleUsOut

Likley agents and clubs trying to push up the value. They’re also expecting Kane to city so believe levy has a big wedge of dosh incoming and clubs want their share of the oil money.

BaleUsOut
BaleUsOut
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

Yep, as HH says, so much BS flying about as usual.

However I’m surprised no other clubs are showing interest if he’s that good

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago
Reply to  BaleUsOut

Moneyball all clubs have a version on it, it’s often about how they fit with what they currently have. Its like Utd were the only club to think about Toby, but judged him only really suited to a back 3 so no offer made.
The business term is due diligence so to minimise risk in wasting money.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  BaleUsOut

They won’t be, they’ve no money & they already have to sell to try to incorporate the players they’ve already got on FREE transfers!

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago

Never believe too much in the press, can’t believe anything until it’s officially confirmed (or denied, I guess).
THFC have been linked to about 11 defenders this window alone & the supposed fees vary wildly, with deals close one day then stalled or off the next.
Popular press opinion states the fee is €55m (£47m-ish) & THFC are supposedly £5m shy of that in fee & add-on’s?
& some new reports that Atalanta are lining up Tomiyasu as Romero’s replacement, in which case they’d expect the deal to be done?
Who knows who’s telling, or near, the truth?

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
1 month ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Doesn’t matter even before Toby left we needed a CB as top priority not a GK or a winger.

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

Levy is a first class prize plum……all his bad decisions/transfers are coming back to bite him on his bum.

Oh happy days

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

Really. Happy days? Great Spur

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

You like Levy we get it

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

I love Spurs period. I can’t root for it’s distruction, not even Levy and his antics.

Last edited 1 month ago by Paul
Harry
Harry
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

We’ll always be a business and never a football club under our present owners…..their position is becoming more untenable. Unless they loosen the purse strings, they will continue to alienate the fanbase.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

I rooting for Spurs not Levy. Cannot root for its distruction after being a fan for over 40yrs.

Harry
Harry
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

I hear what you say, however Liverpool started winning things and are now a force to be reckoned with because their fans turned on Tom Hicks and George Gillett as they were proved to be inept of running a football club. Our owners have had 20 years custodianship and results on the playing field do not justify them continuing. Unless their spend big and invest in quality players we will always be where we currently are.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago

£5m for Tobes! Shine a light. We’ll have to pay someone to take Sanchez and Dier at this rate. I’ll start a crowdfunding page. We can throw Sissoko, Dele and Aurier in as a package deal.

Tobes was an outstanding centre back for us. He will be sadly missing from our back 4 for years to come. The days when when he, Jan, Danny and Walks ruled the Premier league. Along with Moussa, Kane, Son and Eriksen it made sense not to have any other players. Just look at all the trophies they won…….Doh!!!!!!!!

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

Not really a surprise, few years back he had a buy out clause, how many clubs activated it. More value he’s off the books as levy will feel he over paid on his contract extension.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

It’s desperation. Fans want to believe Levy’s changed. They keep giving him the benefit of the doubt.

I’ll believe when Romero is introduced on the club website. Until then I’m not buying it.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

“Fans want to believe Levy’s changed.” What is it that they say about a leopard?

SoCalYid
SoCalYid
1 month ago

Hahahahaha

Pablito
Pablito
1 month ago

Same sh*t, different season. Welcome to Levyland.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  Pablito

Located next to Poundland.

Last edited 1 month ago by James McKevitt.
Freddie
Freddie
1 month ago

Great name for our stadium

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  Freddie

😜😊😀

Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
1 month ago

Dunno. Is there a Poundland knock off? That sounds more up our street.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Freddie

Yes, the Poundland Stadium! Or The Albatross or The White Elephant and numerous others; the options are limitless.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

Arkwrights (Open All Hours), perhaps!

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