Tottenham Hotspur want to complete their business early this summer.
He said: “The World Cup only can confirm your idea about a player. It is so dangerous to go and scout players in the World Cup because, if a player is good, how after are you going to sign him?
“Sometimes you need to anticipate and say, ‘OK this player can be good for us’ and then he goes to the World Cup. But you need to sign before the tournament starts because he is doing well and then you will have a lot of competition if they are good.”
And Levy is believed to be prepared to back his manager, in a bid to secure some bargains early on in the window.
The World Cup starts in 58 days’ time, and Tottenham want to get their business completed before the international tournament starts up.
Spurs have tended to what until the end of the transfer window to complete transfers, with Levy a hard negotiator, so this would show a major change in approach.
Tottenham started this season fairly slowly, before things clicked, and that may be one of the reasons behind the apparent change of policy.
Spurs are expected to invest in the summer, as they look to have a productive first season in their new stadium.
Tottenham are likely to have Champions League football on offer again, with their place in the top four looking secure.