Daniel Levy admits Tottenham Hotspur transfer ‘mistakes’

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has admitted previous errors in the transfer window have had a financial impact on the club however he maintains the club have invested in the team amidst fan protests.

Quotes via Sky Sports: “Our spend levels show we have invested in the team – however, we walk a fine line between long-term investment and short-termism,” said Levy.

“This is why our recruitment must be first class as mistakes at this level have a financial and sporting impact for future seasons.

“We have felt, and continue to feel, the financial impact of supporting player purchases which have not worked out as planned. We have taken steps to improve this area of operations and we believe the recent transfer windows reflect this.

“Our aim has always been to combine the financial stability of the club with remaining competitive on the pitch. We have to do what is right for us and sustainable in the long term.”

Despite high levels of investment in transfer windows, a new stadium and a state-of-the-art training ground, Spurs have failed to win a trophy since their League Cup triumph in 2008.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has also come under criticism in recent weeks after a poor run of form however the north London club have now registered back-to-back Premier League wins leaving them just one point off the top four.

Spurs face Leicester City this weekend at the King Power Stadium as Conte’s side look to win three consecutive league games for the first time this season.

Leicester City stopped the rut last weekend as they picked up their first league win since November. The Foxes beat Unai Emery’s Aston Villa side emphatically in a 4-2 victory at Villa Park.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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