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Levy demands transfer review by lfctalk
September 3, 2008, 12:01
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Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has called for the Premier League to review the transfer system currently in place after seeing his club lose Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov this Summer.

Levy is upset at the way they exited his club and told Spurs’ website it was “further evidence of the need for the Premier League to review the system”.

“This summer we found ourselves having to deal with the unexpected challenge of both our leading goalscorers making it clear they wished to leave the club.” he added.

“I have already stated my opinion on the manner in which our players were approached and the nature of the negotiations surrounding Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.

“I have also previously said that we had no need to sell players on long contracts – this no longer remains practical.

“The decisions we took to allow the transfers of Berbatov and Keane were made after close discussions with the coaching staff.”

Spurs have decided against pursuing their complaint regarding Manchester United’s conduct in their chase of Berbatov, who was omitted from Spurs last two fixtures because Juande Ramos felt he was distracted by United’s interest.

Levy added: “Juande was clear, and I believe correct, in not wishing to embrace any player within the dressing room that had no desire to play for the badge of this club and for his team-mates. Under these circumstances we had no option but to sell these players.”

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