Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Daniel Levy has saved Tottenham £100million with his decision to sack Jose Mourinho.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Aston Villa forward claimed Levy had to make a change because the Spurs squad was rapidly devaluing under Mourinho’s stewardship.
The Mail report the Portuguese is set to pocket up to £20million compensation after he left the north London outfit on Monday.
It comes after his side’s drab 2-2 draw with Everton on Friday night left them with only the slightest hopes of Champions League qualification.
“I totally agree with the decision,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Take for instance, Gareth Bale. Spurs are probably paying £300,000-a-week of his wages. Daniel Levy is probably thinking to himself ‘Hang on a second, this guy’s coming on for two minutes or three minutes and I’m paying him £300,000-a-week. If I’m paying somebody that money, he’s starting every week. Simple as that.’
“Next problem, Dele Alli. He was probably nearly worth £80million-£100million two years ago. Now they’d be lucky to get £30million for him.
“Harry Winks as well, devaluing. Dele Alli, devaluing. Stephen Bergwijn, devaluing. Not being played. Davinson Sanchez, devaluing.
“If you’re an owner you’re thinking ‘It might cost me £20million to sack Jose Mourinho but if I can get a manager in to get these players playing again it’s going to save £100million.’”
“Even Sergio Reguilon he was throwing his hands up in the air when he was taken off at Everton and he was a big signing.
“Daniel Levy’s probably thinking ‘You know what, there’s no repair here.’”