Saints & Spurs Fans Getting Frustrated With Levy's Failure To Close Hojbjerg Deal.
Thursday, 30th Jul 2020 07:58
With Saints calling Tottenham's bluff and agreeing a fee with Everton, the fans of the North London club are getting concerned that their club cannot ever seem to get transfer deal's done without haggling.
Saints fans are frustrated by the fact that having spent 8 month's unsettling Pierre Emile Hojbjerg , that Spur's cannot now just close the deal for the player, even after Everton came in and agreed terms.
This is of course par for the course for our dealings with the club that 20 years ago were dubbed North London Yobbo's by Rupert Lowe for the way they poached Glenn Hoddle and then Dean Richards.
But Spur's fans themselves are growing frustrated by the transfer antics of CEO Daniel Levy and his inability to seemingly do any transfer deal without arguing and haggling about the price.
They are starting to see that it is tarnishing the club's reputation and more to the point they are missing out on targets to their rivals.
Saints have set the asking price by agreeing the price with Everton, but even that hasn't stirred Spurs into action as they try to knock that price down by relying not just on the fact that the player himself would prefer a move to Spurs but that Saints are interested in signing Kyle Walker-Peters.
Ex Spurs defender Aalan Hutton has spoken about the situation and has this to say:
“This has been going on for a long time now, it’s been in the papers forever, it seems.
“It just seems like Tottenham all over, they just always want to get the best deal.
“I know Daniel Levy, he’s very good at what he does, he doesn’t normally back down so it’s a case of that again. It just seems like Spurs have been doing this for years now.
“They do miss out on people because of the way Levy is with the signings.
“If they want him that much they’ll go and get him, it’s an area where Mourinho has chopped and changed and they’ll be looking for someone to go in and play with the likes of Sissoko on a regular basis.
“If they want him, they’ve got to go and get him because there will be other teams more than willing to pay the money for him.”
The message to Levy is clear, for the past few years Spurs have been in the Champions League and a draw to potential signings, this season they have dropped out of the top 4 and are only in the Europa League, for Hojbjerg who has declared his ambition to be playing Champions League football, the attraction to join them is now a lot less and he could be attracted to a club like Everton who have not only ambition but the money to back it up.
For Saints it is a simple situation, they have accepted the player want's to go, they have not put any obstacles in his way, they have agreed a fee with Everton, all they want is Spurs to match that fee and the deal can be done quickly and with ease, but once again Spurs cannot put their money where their mouth is.
We can understand why Levy want's to get the best deal for Spur's, but the bar is set, if Everton will pay up then why won't Spurs, they are lacking one of two thing's, either class or money and having made few friends on their way up to the Top 4, they are making even less on the way down.
Saints have shown that they too can play hard ball and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was not afraid to remove Hojbjerg from his squad, as a club we will hold out for what the player is worth, but it seems that Spurs will tell him to hold out so they can get a cheaper price.
That should tell Pierre Emile Hojbjerg something, but these days it is perhap's all about money for some club's and some players.
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