The BBC was among the sources to confirm that the reason for Emmanuel Adebayor’s failed move to West Ham earlier this week was Daniel Levy.
Levy blocked the move for the Tottenham striker because he reportedly didn’t want to make one of the club’s main rivals stronger.
The question, which could be on the minds of some Tottenham fans is will he do the same for a number of key players at the club?
Spurs have a number of academy grown stars all playing well in the first team such as Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Nabiel Bentaleb, Danny Rose and the list could go on.
The club also have some foreign imports who have impressed such as Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris and the major worry could be whether Levy steps in to prevent one of Tottenham’s domestic or European rivals from poaching their best players again.
He’s always proved himself to be a businessman for the club as the deals that took Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to Real Madrid show, but can he be trusted to draw the line of another big bid comes in for one of the club’s key players?
In terms of Mason and Kane, the club have done well to move quickly and secure them both on new long term deals, which should have made them too expensive for any side that may have been thinking about making a move in the summer.
It’s important for Tottenham to retain their core home grown stars because they retain the identity of the club but it’s also important for Levy to now reject the advances of any side looking to poach any player.
Tottenham will be in great shape if they secure Champions League football, which should only widen the search for new and exciting players rather than substantiate the risk that another good first team player is about to leave.