Tottenham's failed attempt to secure Jadon Sancho shows Levy is always thinking ahead

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and his son in the stands

Tottenham Hotspur attempted to seal a deal for the Manchester City youngster in the initial negotiations for Kyle Walker.

According to a recent report from the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur threw Jadon Sancho's name into the proverbial ring during their negotiations regarding Kyle Walker's transfer to Manchester City.

In the end, the Blues paid what Spurs were asking for, making Walker the most expensive defender in footballing history as a result. However Tottenham's attempt to bring Sancho to North London speaks volumes for chairman Daniel Levy's ability in the boardroom.

Sancho may only be 17 but he is widely regarded as the crown jewel in City's academy crown, and in time he is expected to be every bit as effective as Tottenham's own Marcus Edwards.

The City youngster is predominantly a left winger although he can also play on the opposite flank if required. However, it is in his preferred position where he has already scored 15 goals and provided six assists in just 22 appearances for the Blues' under-18 side, and Tottenham would have pulled off a masterstroke if they had convinced Pep Guardiola's side to throw him into the deal.

Just as Tottenham would never sanction a premature exit for Edwards, so City were desperate to keep hold of Sancho.

That said it is telling that even now, with some of the best young English players in the country on their books, Spurs are not standing still.

Sancho would have been well worth the few million his arrival would have knocked off Walker's asking price.

As it is, Tottenham must make do with the cash, even if their chairman continues to seek the best possible deal in any and all transfer moves.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

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