Report: Five people now responsible for transfers at Tottenham after Baldini's exit

Daniel Levy

Far from trust their transfer to one man alone, Tottenham are using a joint approach to player comings and goings.

Tottenham Hotspur are now moving on from Franco Baldini, after the technical director's contract was terminated earlier this week, the BBC reported.

As for a replacement, do not expect the club to make one, with plenty of voices already expressing their ideas when it comes to transfers.

The Times report that Tottenham have as many as five figures weighing in on potential deals, including head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

The Times report states: "The picture is complicated at White Hart Lane as Tottenham have at least three other people involved in transfers in addition to Mitchell and Pochettino.

"Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, is very hands-on and he also receives advice from Ian Broomfield, an effective chief scout, and David Pleat, a former Tottenham manager who was instrumental in the arrival of Dele Alli, the young midfielder."

It is a different set up to the controversial transfer committee at Liverpool, which involves data analysts, and has seemingly sanctioned deals to sign players Brendan Rodgers did not want, like Mario Balotelli. The Mail reported last week that the only way Jurgen Klopp would consider a managerial role at Anfield is if the committee was scrapped.

Pochettino appears to have his feet fully under the table at Spurs, having pushed for the hire of head of recruitment Paul Mitchell, with who he worked at Southampton.

Many chairman prefer to take a backseat with negotiations but it appears Daniel Levy is very much the opposite.

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