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Tottenham Hotspur appears to have missed an absolute bargain this summer as an interesting claim has surfaced earlier this month …
Which is the word?
According to Peterborough United President Darragh MacAnthony in his podcast ‘The hard truth‘, The Spurs were one of several teams looking for a move for prolific scorer Ivan Toney.
“David [Pleat] thought Ivan was a relatively inexpensive option to power the Spurs team with all of Harry Kane’s injury woes.
“Levy might have been concerned that Spurs fans would laugh at him for signing a League One player, but in any case, the pandemic ruined any chance of the move going forward.”
The 24-year-old, who failed to cut the mustard at Newcastle United, has signed on for the Brentford championship promotion hopefuls for an initial £ 5 million, though that could rise to £ 10 million through add-ons, according to Sky sports.
Who is the biggest failure of forwards of the Daniel Levy era?
The one that got away?
In fact, it looks like the Spurs scout was on to something quite incredible with his suggestion of signing Toney cheaply, he is fast becoming an absolutely deadly force to be reckoned with in the English second division.
He has racked up a whopping 16 goals in just 19 starts, including one goal in six of his last seven outings, through Transfer market.
While there was no chance that he was usurping Harry Kane, he would have been an interesting candidate for the future, especially if you sent him on loan to the championship as North Londoners have done with Troy Parrott.
Stylish boss Barry Fry lashed out at Celtic for not planning a genuine attempt to sign Toney in the summer. claiming would have been a “revelation” for the SPFL giants, while former boss Steve Evans praised the former Magpie as a “dream” to work in boot camp because of his “phenomenal” work rate.
Imagine the kind of forward he could have become under the tutelage of someone like Kane, the number 9 and captain of England.
The confident talisman was even compared to Wilfried Zaha and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in an interview with Sun. last month.
Levy may have finally made a ghastly mistake with this one. A bargain was looking him straight in the eye.
And in other news, the Spurs £ 70k-p / w wage thief continues to rob Daniel Levy blindly …