Report: Baldini agrees to leave Tottenham Hotspur, Daniel Levy still a fan

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Franco Baldini will reportedly leave Spurs when the transfer window closes.

Tottenham sporting director Franco Baldini has agreed to leave the club at the end of the transfer window, report The Telegraph.

Baldini joined the club in 2013, and most of the players he signed have either been failures or been sold, with Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli such instances.

If looking to gleam positives, then Christian Eriksen was his big success, and The Telegraph report that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy remains a fan of Baldini - blaming Andre Villas-Boas for the unsuccessful signings of Roberto Soldado, while the club has remained in profit for three consecutive summers in the transfer market.

While Levy has received plenty of praise for the high prices received for players like Paulinho this summer, the report claims that it is actually Baldini who has been placed in charge of sales.

To that end, there is still work to do, with his biggest challenge remaining - shifting Emmanuel Adebayor of their books, with the high earner having one year remaining on his contract.

What remains unclear is whether Tottenham will look to replace his role. With Paul Mitchell appointed as head of recruitment from Southampton last season, to work with Pochettino, Baldini has become the odd one out, and his departure is little surprise. There is a case to argue that Spurs no longer need a sporting director at all. 

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