Levy to revamp Spurs recruitment process after transfer failings - report

Christian Eriksen and Soldado Spurs

There could be big changes at Tottenham in the near future after some disappointing transfer windows for the North London club.

Daniel Levy is considering substantial changes to the way in which players are scouted and brought to Spurs, as a result of the recent struggles with the club's signings.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Levy is unhappy with Tottenham's performances so far this season, and while continuing to support manager Mauricio Pochettino, is willing to make changes with the squad as well as the recruitment team.

This season has seen some of those signed last summer improve on the performances they demonstrated in their debut campaign, but it is clear that Spurs have regressed since selling Gareth Bale, whatever reason they might have for that.

Crucially, the two men that took up the lion's share of Bale's transfer fee, Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela have proven themselves drastically short of anywhere near the same level of influence the Welshman was capable of. Soldado, who before moving to White Hart Lane was a feared penalty box predator, has failed to settle at all and is arguably third choice up front behind Emmanuel Adebayor and youngster Harry Kane, while Lamela, despite offering significantly more since countryman Pochettino was appointed, remains one or two levels below what is expected of a £30 million forward.

Signings such as Paulinho and Vlad Chiriches have also struggled, while the likes of Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue have displayed improved form compared to last season, where Christian Eriksen was arguably the only impressive recruit.

However, none of the club's signings from this summer have claimed a first team spot, with only Eric Dier impressing under Pochettino.

With Levy himself the man signing off the cheques for each one of these players, as well as appointing the people that recommended them to the club, most notably Franco Baldini, there is no indication that the Spurs chairman will be considering his or the Italian's position.

The 52-year-old has come in for and continues to be subject to fierce criticism from significant portions of the Tottenham fan base, both sick of his willingness to sell the club's top players as well as the itchy trigger finger that saw Harry Redknapp leave the club back in 2012.

Whether Spurs fans feel that the change that needs to be made is right at the very top of the club, well, feel free to leave offer your comments on that subject below.

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