Tottenham transfers: No summer of major upheaval, says Daniel Levy
Tottenham transfers: Spurs chairman Daniel Levy says the club will look to strengthen key positions in the summer
Tottenham Hotspur won’t be making major changes to their squad in the summer transfer window, according to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
The north London club are in sixth place and eight points behind fourth-placed Arsenal despite spending £110m on new signings last summer ahead of Gareth Bale’s world-record move to Madrid.
We shall not look to a summer of major upheaval, but rather to strengthen in key positions, to play the style of football for which we are famous, and to deliver the new stadium
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, who signed an 18 month contract after replacing Andre Villas-Boas in December, revealed that he has given his summer transfer wish list to Levy at a media conference last week.
And, Levy, who also lifted the lid on plans to move into their new stadium by 2017, insisted Tottenham would look to “strengthen in key positions”.
“We have come far in the last decade – we have raised our expectations from a club aiming to be in the top half of the table, to competing in Europe each season, to the point at which we find ourselves disappointed if we don’t make Champions League,” Levy told Tottenham’s website.
“This season we have had to make significant changes, both in respect of coaching and playing staff and yet we are currently only two points less than last season’s tally.
“Whilst this season’s performances and results have not lived up to expectation, we believe our squad has potential and it is important that we all now show commitment and teamwork to get the best possible finish to the season.
“Our focus therefore is to continue to invest in and develop the squad. We shall not look to a summer of major upheaval, but rather to strengthen in key positions, to play the style of football for which we are famous, and to deliver the new stadium.”