Phil Neville says Daniel Levy is costing Tottenham Hotspur points

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London,...

Pundit critical of Tottenham's preference for doing business late.

Pundit Phil Neville smiles prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England.

Phil Neville has called out Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy by criticising his preference for doing transfer business late.

Spurs waited until after the season kicked off to sign players, recently adding defender Davinson Sanchez and back-up goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Together they have so far combined to play just one minute of Premier League football over the past three games.

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London,...

More signings are expected to follow, but Neville last night told SkySports that signing players late is costing Tottenham points.

Spurs have four points from their first three games, losing to Chelsea and drawing with Burnley.

Speaking to SkySports' The Debate (28/8 10pm), Neville said: "They slip up buying late, they lost to Chelsea, and have dropped points.

"I know Levy likes to get best deal for his football club, but buying late means you don't have a settled squad. I think he's costing Tottenham."

Chris Wood of Burnley scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Spurs are regular buyers late in the transfer window, and could look back and rue these dropped early points.

In previous seasons Spurs have bought late as they have sold players close to the deadline, but this year they cashed in Kyle Walker in mid-July.

If Spurs do miss out on the title or even a top four place by a couple of points, they may well rue their start to the season, but there are still 35 games remaining and the Lilywhites are not the only top team to flounder early on.

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