Opinion: Why this summer transfer window is Daniel Levy’s time to shine
This summer will provide a unique opportunity for Daniel Levy to prove to Spurs supporters that he is the perfect chairman for the club.
Due to the global pandemic we find ourselves in, many of the smaller clubs around Europe are desperate to recoup funds by selling their star players, perhaps for cheaper prices than normal.
Even big-name clubs from abroad without Champions League football and the TV money of the Premier League may be forced to cash in.
As is always the case in football, many of the big teams around Europe find themselves in debt and the pandemic has certainly not helped the profit margins.
This situation is tailor-made for Daniel Levy as the chairman loves to negotiate and bring down prices on potential transfers.
Levy will know going into deals that most clubs are in desperate need of cash flow so will be willing to do business for less than they previously would have.
Levy will be allowed to sit and wait for the selling club to drop the price to an acceptable level, his favourite hobby.
This specialized ability of Levy’s will free up even more funds for Spurs to use to invest in new players.
As we all know, we are in desperate need of a centre-back or two, while a centre-mid and/or goalkeeper would be the cherry on top, provided we have the funds to make the moves.
But this does seem more than possible as Spurs spent only £87 million last summer, bringing in seven new faces with that money (albeit some on loan).
Spurs’ budget could even be expanded by selling the deadwood that is currently at the club. A fearsome negotiator, Levy is known for selling players for more than what they are worth.
Levy showed this last January when he sold Christian Eriksen for £16.9 million with just six months remaining on his contract.
These situations have provided the perfect storm for Daniel Levy to capitalize on and he should now be able to set Spurs up for success in the 21-22 season.