Levy explodes in a fury after Tottenham player refused last-gasp transfer - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was “furious” after Vincent Janssen refused a deadline day transfer from the club, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that Spurs made it clear to rival clubs they were willing to listen to offers for the Holland international amid interest from West Brom, Stoke and Brighton.
It is said that Levy warned Janssen, 23, that Mauricio Pochettino was ready to freeze him out if he did not agree to a late move.
But the Dutchman dug his heels in and he is now facing up to being sidelined from the first-team picture.
Janssen has already been left out of Tottenham’s Champions League squad following the arrival of Fernando Llorente from Swansea for a fee of around £14million.
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The Dutch striker is now set to be left behind when the north Londoners resume Premier League action with a trip to Everton on Saturday.
Football Insider verdict:
Hell hath no fury like Levy scorned. The Spurs chairman is used to calling the shots in the transfer market, and you can imagine that he was distinctly unimpressed at Janssen rejecting a last-gasp move. The Dutchman should now prepare himself for a tortuous few months, in which his only first-team salvation is likely to come in the League Cup, when selection for a big club in the early rounds is usually viewed as a back-handed compliment. It is hard to seeing the Dutch flop getting much of a go between now and January, when he might be more open to a transfer.