Tottenham: Jordan gives ‘recruitment’ assesment on Levy
TalkSport’s Simon Jordan has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur owner Daniel Levy has the ‘responsibility’ to make sure he’s got the best recruitment staff.
The Lowdown: Spurs spending
In comparison to the rest of the ‘big six’ Spurs have spent a lot less on their all-time record signing, according to FourFourTwo, Antonio Conte’s side spent £63 million on Tanguy Ndombele.
Interestingly it’s the same amount as fellow Premier League side Newcastle United who were only recently taken over in the last year or so.
The Latest: Jordan on Levy
Speaking live on TalkSport, Jordan claimed that Levy needs to have the best recruitment team around him if he’s not going to spend heavily on transfers.
He stated (0:12), “Someone could make the argument if you can’t stand the heat get the kitchen Tottenham Hotspur are a big football club with big ambitions and big aspirations and the rules of the game have changed.
“Daniel Levy runs this business as a business and it will not appeal to the Tottenham fans. It doesn’t play into the narrative of we must throw everything at it.
“We’ve got all the money to do it and Joe Lewis should get his hand in his pocket so should Daniel Levy.
“This is not the ownership model you have and tragically, Tottenham are in a situation where in order for them to be a big side, they’re going to have to go toe to toe with others or, be really, really good at what they’re doing in recruitment.
“Daniel’s responsibility is to make sure that he’s got the very best in class. Outside of his boardroom, dealing with the player recruitment to give them maximum value so they can trade properly by properly and give itself opportunity because they ain’t gonna spend the pound for pound with others.”
The Verdict: It can be done
The ethics of money in football has always been questioned for a long, long time, with people wondering if you can succeed without spending a lot of money.
Recently we’ve seen two clubs in the Premier League succeed without chucking huge amounts of cash at players, both Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford haven’t spent hefty fees on transfers but found success in this season.
With Tottenham having more than a respectable history over the years, attracting players wouldn’t be the hard part. What the challenge is in our view, is actually finding these players who won’t break the bank.
That’s where Brighton succeeded, having people who’ve covered every corner of the globe in search of the next big talent.
There’s no doubt Levy has the financial capabilities to employ top-tier recruitment staff, so in our view that could be an approach to take if he’s reluctant to spend lots of money on Spurs transfers.