Daniel Levy: Proof he's the best chairman in the Premier League?

Daniel Levy could quite possibly have the best business head of any chairman in the Premier League.

Spurs owe a large part of their current success to the club’s current chairman Daniel Levy, someone who has been criticised for making big decisions but they have ultimately all turned out to have a positive effect.

We’ve taken a look at some of his best transfer and club activity during his time at the club.

Lewis Holtby

Getting Holtby into the building six months early for just £1.5 million has to be one of, if not, the best piece of business Levy has ever done during his time at the club.

Holtby has become an instant success with the team and the fans, with his high work ethic and the way he runs around the pitch for a headless chicken over 90 minutes and then doesn’t even look tired afterwards.

Dimitar Berbatov

Berbatov was a very high class and efficient player at Spurs but Levy held out for top money from Manchester United, which turned out to be the right side of the £30 million mark.

As it turned out, it wasn’t one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s best transfers and United endured a massive loss when they sold him to Fulham for around a sixth of his original fee.


Sandro is one of the most popular current players at Tottenham because he’s an absolute beast of a player and arguably a better player than Holtby.

Spurs agreed a deal with Internacional for an undisclosed fee thought to be around the £10 million mark. Considering Spurs could now easily sell Sandro for nearly three times that amount, it’s another brilliant bit of business.

Luka Modric

While the loss of Modric is not something that benefited Spurs, Levy was key in holding out for the best possible fee as Real Madrid tried to sign the Croatian for substantially less than the £33 million he originally went for.

Gareth Bale

The most contemporary piece of business which Levy has to be praised for is getting Gareth Bale on a long term deal at the club.

Bale is the current centre of speculation that Real Madrid will be back on the phone for Levy which means the chairman can push for a monster of a fee if Bale shows signs that he wants to leave White Hart Lane.

What do you think is his best deal?

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