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Daniel Levy’s comments on Spurs transfer strategy shift dovetail Paulo Dybala links

By CJ Smith

Published: 11:25, 26 July 2019

Daniel Levy has freed Mauricio Pochettino to splash the cash with Tottenham Hotspur as Paulo Dybala links pick up pace.

Before the current transfer window, Spurs hadn’t signed a player since Lucas Moura’s deal from PSG in January 2018, with funds being funnelled into the building of their new stadium.

Spurs’ long-awaited summer spend: Five key things to know…

  • Spurs hadn’t signed a player since January 2018 prior to the current window.
  • However, this summer has already seen Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke arrive.
  • Rumours surrounding Christian Eriksen’s departure still persist.
  • But the Lilywhites have been linked with Paulo Dybala and Giovani Lo Celso as replacements.
  • Levy has admitted Pochettino is free to spend big on his squad this summer.

However, the Lilywhites have already signed Tanguy Ndombele (£63m) from Lyon and Jack Clarke (£11m) from Leeds United this summer, with the latter heading back to Yorkshire on loan.

And with speculation gathering that Spurs are preparing a bid for Juventus star Dybala – as well as Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso – Levy has opened up on a new policy of spending to now help the club on the pitch as well as off it.

He said at an event in Shanghai: “We have embarked in recent years on two major capital projects, which I think in the long term will be of great benefit to the club.

“We will now continue wherever we can to improve the team.

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“Now it’s [time] 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.”

These words will come as music to the ears of Spurs fans who, despite reaching a first-ever Champions League final last season, haven’t seen their club lift major silverware since the 2008 League Cup.

The Lilywhites have an incredibly challenging pre-season schedule ahead of them, with games against Real Madrid and Inter Milan to come following a 3-2 win over Juventus and a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.