Daniel Levy insists that Tottenham Hotspur want to become one of the best clubs in world football after completing the construction of their new stadium, per The Telegraph.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as it is currently known, will play host to its first Premier League game on Wednesday evening when Spurs take on Crystal Palace.
Spurs have not signed a single player in the past two transfer windows, with their last permanent acquisition being Lucas Moura from PSG in January of 2018.
This year’s January transfer window, as well as the summer, passed without a signing as Spurs completed work on their £1billion stadium, that has so far hosted two test events, an Under-18 game against Southampton and a legends game that saw Tottenham take on Inter Milan.
Palace visit on Wednesday for the official curtain-raiser and, ahead of the game with the Eagles, Levy has told journalists that he is hoping to transform Spurs into one of the biggest clubs on the planet.
The Telegraph report he said: “I have a very thick skin, so I ignore all the criticism, partly because sometimes when you’re on the inside, maybe you know the other side.
“I’m always there to protect the club. I would say that the last 18 years, this club has definitely gone forward and clearly like any business, any club, you have your ups and downs but I think we’ve created the infrastructure here to become one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
These words are fine and, in fact, will prove illuminating for a number of fans that are not used to hearing from their famously private chairman.
But there has to be substance behind his words.
If Spurs are to break through the glass ceiling and start winning trophies regularly, the club have to invest in the playing squad and bring it up to a Premier League-winning standard.
The likes of Manchester City and Liverpool have spent big in recent years given their desperation to remain at the top of the food chain.
Spurs, then, have to do the same. Levy has overseen the building of a genuinely phenomenal stadium that will be the envy of Europe.
Now, he has to oversee the building of a team in the same vein. Otherwise, what was the point?