Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says he’s ready to splash the cash after £80m bid for Paulo Dybala: ‘We will improve the team wherever we can’
- Tottenham have made contact with Juventus for £80million star Paulo Dybala
- Spurs are looking to kick on having already signed Tanguy Ndombele for £65m
- Chairman Daniel Levy says there are no longer obstacles to investing in squad
- In rare interview he said: ‘Our view is wherever we can we will improve the team’
Daniel Levy has suggested that Tottenham are in a position to spend big after paying for a new stadium and training ground.
The Tottenham chairman – speaking as Spurs penned a club record £320m shirt sponsorship deal – vowed that the priority now is backing manager Mauricio Pochettino as the Champions League finalists attempt to make the next step.
Levy oversaw a £1bn spend on the club’s new home and a £25m training ground in recent years.
Paulo Dybala could sign for Tottenham, who have made a bold approach for the Juventus man
At the same time he has come under fire from sections of the club’s support for what some have perceived as a shrewd approach to the transfer market.
However, those days would appear to be over. As reported by Sportsmail Tottenham, who broke their transfer record to sing Tanguy Ndombele for £65m this summer, have made contact with Juventus over an audacious £80m move for striker Paulo Dybala.
And Levy, who signed a new, eight-year agreement with current sponsors AIA, explained that obstacles to investing in the team have now been cleared.
‘We’ve now met the priority of building the stadium and our training facilities and now it’s to continue to find ways to not only improve the commercial aspects of the club but also the football and continue to be a success,’ he said in a rare press conference to announce the deal.
Daniel Levy says Tottenham have no obstacles to investing in the playing squad now
Dybala could link up with his Argentine compatriot Mauricio Pochettino in north London
Levy added that he did not feel external heat to match the spending of some of Spurs’ rivals given their financial upturn. ‘If I’m honest, we don’t feel the pressure,’ he said.
‘Our view is wherever we can we will improve the team. We have embarked in recent years on two very major capital projects, which I think in the long term will be of great benefit to the club.
‘We will continue wherever we can to improve the team.’
Levy is still searching for a stadium naming-rights partner in a move that could further boost the coffers like Arsenal and Manchester City, who have joint stadium and shirt deals.
‘Very simply, AIA and I have discussed all sorts of possibilities and at the present time we’ve decided to focus only on the shirt,’ he added.
The infrastructure is in place with the new stadium for Spurs to push on to further success
The deal with the Shanghai-based life insurance company, does not contain clauses reliant on Tottenham again finishing in the top four. It also brings them into line with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Levy believes that good times are ahead. ‘I’d like to think we’re going in a very positive direction and we will continue to do our very best to continue to grow, not just in Asia but throughout the world,’ he added.
‘As I said before we’ve now met the priority of building the stadium and our training facilities and now it’s to continue to find ways to now only improve the commercial aspects of the club but also the football and continue to be a success.’