Tottenham Hotspur fans have urged chairman Daniel Levy to stick his hand in his pocket after the Daily Mirror reported that the club are willing to splash the cash on Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele and Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso.
Both players would cost well in excess of the £42m record signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.
Levy is reported to have given Mauricio Pochettino funds to spend this summer but, nevertheless, the report claims that he is “determined to drive a hard bargain”.
Indeed, the report also claims that the club have already seen a £53m bid for Lo Celso rejected – he has an £88.9m release clause – while Levy is also unwilling to pay full price for Ndombele, who is valued at £71m.
Spurs, of course, have not spent a penny in the transfer window since buying Lucas Moura from PSG in January 2018.
It certainly appears that they will have to dig deep to secure two of their top targets this summer and fans have urged Levy to stop dragging it out and merely start investing in the squad.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
We will lose out to somebody who offers more, that’s what we do.
— martin pearce (@pearcey33) June 14, 2019
basically that means we’re not signing either then!
— John Thorpe (@johnty63) June 13, 2019
Levy is playing hardball.. I wouldn’t be surprised if the asking price/offering price isn’t far off £2m, Levy is literally THAT tight that he’d rather miss out on a player than pay the actual going rate..
— Mark™️ (@PUR3FILTH) June 13, 2019
It’s the hope that kills you mate. Levy just refuses to pay the going rate for players so like usual we will end up with 2nd rate players for half the price
— John Bailey (@JMBaileyCOYS) June 13, 2019
Not too sure why this charade is continuing,we not signing either player…
— Pipes 71 (@pipecocksenior) June 13, 2019
In other words it means we will not be signing either player
— Stuart G (@sgeretz) June 13, 2019
This is typical Levy. Always holding out for a rock bottom deal. Not saying we should over-pay for players. But his dithering has cost many a player in the past. We have better cash flow now, pay the going rate.
— Football JC (@jcmcleannfl) June 13, 2019
someone will snatch them if we don’t act quickly and it will be same old Tottenham.
— Phil parsley (@chubz75) June 13, 2019