The Christian Eriksen debacle
While Christian Eriksen deserves his fair share of blame for how he handled his desire to leave Hotspur Way, Levy exacerbated the mess of the Dane’s desire to depart. Eriksen, when murmurs of his desire to leave sprouted, was worth between £60 and £100 million on the open market.
That’s when Levy should have pulled out all the stops to sell their then-prized asset. Instead, the situation unravelled like a ball of yarn, creating a lose-lose situation for every party — other than Inter Milan.
For the most part, Eriksen sat on the bench, twiddling his thumbs while Levy again lacked conviction and decisiveness. Levy sat idly by, looking for the perfect sale, which was not forthcoming.
The team endured a loss of creativity in the centre of the park, while Eriksen’s relationship with supporters quickly eroded.
The Dane’s market value plummeted. He was eventually sold to Inter for about £17 million, a far cry from what Tottenham should have earned. It was a catastrophic show of mismanagement at the highest level.