By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has revealed that the club have completed “most” of their transfer business this summer.

The Spurs chief gave an update on the club’s recruitment position as they confirmed on their official Twitter account that White Hart Lane transfer guru Paul Mitchell has handed in his resignation to pursue “new avenues”.

Levy praised Mitchell for creating and running the club’s recruitment department since his arrival from Southampton two years ago.

The long-standing Spurs chairman admitted that Tottenham have wrapped up most of their business but stressed the priority of the hierarchy “right now is the final few weeks of the transfer window”. 

Spurs supporters might be alarmed that Levy has seemingly slammed the door on new arrivals following just two new additions this summer in Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen.

Mitchell has formally expressed his desire to leave Spurs after handing in his notice, despite his current contract running until 2017.

He worked with manager Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton before Mitchell followed the Argentine to Tottenham in 2014.

Mitchell was a defender and midfielder for Wigan and MK Dons before moving into the backroom setup there, when injury curtailed his playing career, and became a talent spotter when Karl Robinson took charge in 2010.

He is largely credited for Southampton’s hugely successful recruitment policy developed from when he joined them in 2012 and which sustained them in the early years of their promotion to the Premier League.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy brought in Mitchell as part of his club restructuring plan and had to negotiate a deal with Southampton, where he oversaw their recruitment and the analysis department, to land the transfer expert.

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