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Daniel Levy - Chairman

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Howard Webb, 8 Feb 2012.

  1. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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  2. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/footbal...bahamas-talks-spurs-owner-joe-lewis-possible/

    Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has travelled to the Bahamas to meet with the club’s owner Joe Lewis on the billionaire’s luxury boat as head coach Antonio Conte waits to find out the size of their ambition.

    Telegraph Sport understands Tottenham have held talks with a number of individuals and companies regarding potential investment into the club, while Levy will have also used the trip to discuss the size of the club’s January transfer budget.

    Although the club will not comment on Levy’s whereabouts or the nature of the visit, it is understood he has been spending time in the Bahamas, where he has held several meetings with Lewis, on the 84 year-old’s boat, that could prove key to Conte’s plans.

    Lewis lives in the Bahamas, where he owns a luxury golf resort, and rarely makes personal appearances at Tottenham, while Levy also owns expensive property on the island, where he holidays with his family.

    Telegraph Sport last month revealed that the richest man in Singapore, Forrest Li, was recently a guest of Levy at a Spurs game and was given a tour of the stadium. Li, whose net worth is estimated at £15 billion, is the chairman and chief executive of consumer internet company Sea.

    Sources close to Li have denied that he travelled to England to discuss potential investment into Tottenham, but he is described as being a friend of Levy and there has been new interest from America in putting money into Spurs.

    Levy has missed Tottenham’s last four games, including the sobering Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Chelsea after which Conte described Spurs as being “middle” and claimed the team’s level had dropped “a lot”.

    That assessment made its way back to Levy and Lewis, and it is now up to the pair to plan how Tottenham can start to close the gap on their Premier League rivals and give Conte the best possible chance of making them more competitive.

    Levy’s absence has not held up Tottenham’s plans for this month, with the club's managing director of football Fabio Paratici opening talks over a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore.

    Traore is yet to sign a new contract with Wolves, who are understood to be open to allowing him to leave for around £20 million this month. Tottenham are hopeful of completing a deal, having failed with a bid last summer.

    Conte sees Traore filling the right wing-back role in his team and adding some much-needed pace and dynamism to the Tottenham squad.

    The fact Levy has left Paratici to initiate Tottenham’s moves in the January transfer window would suggest he has taken a step back from the club’s recruitment which he admitted must improve.

    But Levy is not expected to hand over full responsibility to Paratici, with the expectation he will become involved if and when deals get close to completion.
     
  3. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    The last line of that article worries me….

    Additionally, if outside investment does come in, I really hope it comes via a cash injection into the club with ENIC diluting their holding as opposed to ENIC simply selling a share.
     
  4. DaveT316

    DaveT316 Bobby Mimms

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    It really feels like another crossroads moment for the club. Newcastle - assuming they stay up - will be throwing money around in the summer, Arsenal seem on the up, Utd can’t get much worse and there are some clubs investing shrewdly below us. Should we not get the next six months right, I fear we won’t be at the top table for quite a while.

    Having said that, Pep potentially leaving next year and Klopp not far behind will maybe give us a chance.
     
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  5. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Clive Wilson

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    So a week into the transfer window and Levy is just now discussing the fact that in order to compete we need more money, Ok.
    No brick.
     
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  6. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Johnny Morrison

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    I know. You'd think Lewis would have installed a phone and maybe even some video conferencing tech on his yacht by now so Levy wouldn't have to go all the way out there just to have a conversation.
     
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  7. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    While the article may be correct about Levy physically going over to meet Lewis, there's no way that the discussion is just about 'we need more cash'.
     
  8. Legohamster

    Legohamster Les Ferdinand

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    It seems its more about external funding.
     
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  9. AjaxDeSuperYids

    AjaxDeSuperYids Gudni Bergsson

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    As usual what is going on is simply not good enough, with the team itself far down the list of priorities.
     
  10. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    Is it?
    What else is on this list that you have seen?
     
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  11. AjaxDeSuperYids

    AjaxDeSuperYids Gudni Bergsson

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    Also shows that this constant talk from Conte of late, of waiting for a meeting to discuss the squad wasnt a bluff and incredibly is actually true.

    He’s understandably getting frustrated and the Son injury will compound this. If as I now expect we have a meh end to the season and we dont invest extremely heavily in the summer, then I’m quite sure he will quit before next season starts.
     
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  12. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Justin Edinburgh

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    Did everyone miss this bit?

    Levy’s absence has not held up Tottenham’s plans for this month
     
  13. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    I think that part can be ignored because it doesn't allow a tantrum to be thrown.
     
  14. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Justin Edinburgh

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    Which is the opposite reaction i thought there'd be. Levy looking for more investment, possible new owners? Paratici and conte deciding who to go for? Levy just needs to sign the checks.

    I thought that is what people wanted? Or do they just want to moan?
     
  15. Gazza

    Gazza Edgar Davids

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    I think the conversation started with a phone call ... Levy relayed the cost of Contes demands .... Lewis fell out of his chair and summoned Levy for a face to face meeting.
     
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  16. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla John Lacy

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    You’re not that new round these parts are you?!?
     
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    LemonadeMoney Les Ferdinand

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    How old are you? Apologies if you suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome.
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Nick Barmby

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    It's very worrying that people can easily hack into others communication systems, hope they dont let my family know I've booked a surprise dinner party for Saturday.
     
  19. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Justin Edinburgh

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    Sorry can't make it. Have a great time though.
     
  20. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Justin Edinburgh

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    No. Just an eternal optimist.
     

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