Chairman Daniel Levy has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur wanted to sell more players in the summer, but were unable to find buyers for them.
Christian Eriksen, and defenders Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, and Jan Vertonghen were all linked with a move away from White Hart Lane during the last transfer window but, in the end, the only high profile departure was Kieran Trippier who was sold to Atlético Madrid, with Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente also departing the club.
Now Levy has revealed, speaking to a fans’ forum last week that it was not for want of trying that so many players ended up staying at the club. He said “In 90% of instances either a buyer couldn’t be found for a player or the player didn’t wish to join a club that had expressed an interest.”
Defending manager Mauricio Pochettino who has previously spoken about “differing agendas” at the club this season, Levy said that the Argentine had not been able to make as many changes to his squad as he had wanted, and he urged fans to back the 47 year old.
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