Why Daniel Levy should be praised after Tottenham’s transfer window

Daniel Levy

A lot of the White Hart Lane faithful are not happy with their side’s business, but Spurs have been buying players from Champions League clubs.

After a summer in which six new players moved to White Hart Lane, there is something of an underwhelming feeling amongst Tottenham fans.

Although the North London outfit spent considerable money in bringing international-calibre players to the club, the transfer deadline day failure to land Saido Berahino from West Brom left a bad taste in the mouth.

However, despite Mauricio Pochettino’s men starting this season slowly, there is a clear reason that Daniel Levy deserves some credit for the team’s summer transfer business.

Of the six players that have moved to the club, three have left Champions League qualified teams to do so.

It has been a long-standing struggle for teams that miss out on European football’s elite competition to attract talent from the clubs that are in the tournament.

However, Toby Alderweireld, Clinton N’jie and Son Heung-min all passed up the chance to potentially play in the Champions League elsewhere and signed for a team competing in the Europa League.

Although Alderweireld was certainly not flavour of the month at Atletico Madrid, the Belgian could have stayed in the Spanish capital and fought for a starting XI berth.

N’Jie’s decision to leave Ligue 1 for the Premier League makes sense, but he left a Lyon side in the Champions League and with an ongoing project of talented young players to do so.

Perhaps the biggest coup was the signing of Son, who opted for a move away from Bayer Levekusen despite the Bundesliga side eliminating Lazio in the qualifying round to make the Champions League group stage.

Although there is rightly some concern over the lack of striking reinforcements at White Hart Lane after the Berahino deal fell through, there are also reasons for optimism for Spurs given the potential of the players that have been signed.

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