Why it is time to give Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy the credit he deserves

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Tottenham Hotspur could produce many of England's key players for years to come.

Following England’s 2-0 victory against France on Tuesday much of the talk was about the Tottenham Hotspur trio who started the match.

Teenage midfielder Dele Alli opened the scoring as he continued his outstanding start to the current campaign, while fellow midfielder Eric Dier and striker Harry Kane also looked impressive for Roy Hodgson’s side.

With Kyle Walker also in the squad and Danny Rose impressing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in recent weeks, there is no doubt Tottenham could provide the core of England’s side for many years to come, and for that their chairman Daniel Levy deserves as much credit as anyone.

Levy often comes in for criticism by neutrals for his stance when negotiating deals, but he only ever wants what is best for his club, whether he is buying or selling, and time and again he has proved to be a canny negotiator.

Signing Alli ahead of plenty of other interested parties is a case in point, and the 19-year-old has all the attributes to go on to become a superstar for both club and country.

Tottenham’s current league position of fifth – just five points behind leaders Manchester City – proves just how effective Levy’s transfer dealings and Pochettino’s management have been, and while the Argentine is getting plenty of plaudits these days his chairman also deserves a huge pat on the back.

It is time neutrals acknowledged Levy for the wonderful chairman he is, because it is not only Tottenham who look set to benefit from his skills in the boardroom, but England, too.

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