Has Levy struck gold again with American billionaire prepared to pay over the odds for Sissoko?

Tottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis (L) and chairman Daniel Levy in the stands

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder looks set to leave the club after just one season in North London.

France's Moussa Sissoko in action against Sweden

According to a report from the Mirror, Marseille are prepared to take Moussa Sissoko off Tottenham Hotspur's hands this summer, and while that is nothing new, with the French side linked for some time, the fact that they are bankrolled by an American billionaire means Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may have just struck it lucky yet again.

After all, given Sissoko's poor form since swapping Newcastle United for Tottenham - and even before that with a sub-standard final year at St. James' Park - Levy would have been hard-pressed to find any club in Europe willing to get close to his valuation.

Step forward a man with money to burn, who is seemingly ready to give Marseille want they want even if he does not quite reach Tottenham's £30million valuation.

If Levy plays hard ball he could get close, with Marseille reportedly planning an overhaul in a bid to challenge Paris-Saint Germain and AS Monaco next season, and given their respective playing squads that will not come cheap.

Levy is used to overseeing savvy deals in the boardroom, rarely spending over the odds and often left to rue it when he does (step forward Sissoko, Roberto Soldado and, to a lesser extent, Erik Lamela).  

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino applauds fans after the match

But could he be about to benefit from a man who is his polar opposite, willing to spend whatever it takes to get his side back to the top of Ligue 1.

Newcastle were no doubt laughing when Tottenham agreed to pay £30million for Sissoko, but Spurs could have a wry chuckle of their own if Marseille spend some of their new owner's cash on the French international this summer. 

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko waits to come on as a substitute

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