Tottenham owner Joe Lewis and chairman Daniel Levy

Paul Robinson has warned Tottenham fans to be “careful what you wish for” after major takeover news emerged.

The former Spurs goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted vice-chairman Daniel Levy gets a lot of “unfair criticism” despite his “fantastic” work at Spurs.

As revealed by Football Insider, a takeover or partial buyout is on the cards after the Super League debacle, with owner Joe Lewis actively looking for a buyer or investors.

It is understood a 50 per cent buyer was found at the end of last year in a deal worth £800million.

However, talks fell through as Levy did not want to yield his control over the club.

There has been talk of a Tottenham takeover for many years but the collapse of the Super League plans has increased the likelihood of a deal being struck.

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The club made a huge £63.9m loss in their most recent set of financial results, partly due to the pandemic.

Levy revealed in the last annual report Spurs will lose an “irrecoverable” £150million from playing with no fans this season.

Robinson insisted the Lilywhites were in a “fantastic” position, regardless of the ESL plans falling through.

He also defended Levy for the criticism he has come under at times.

Robinson told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I think Spurs are on fantastic financial footing. 

“Daniel Levy looks after the place as though it is his own. He’s been a fantastic vice-chairman over the years.

“Yes, this is going to be a problem for a while but it’s a case of be careful what you wish for with the way he’s running the club. He’s backed managers.

“He’s had criticism before in the transfer market and he’s maybe not paid as much as he should for players. However, I think he just looks for the best deal for Tottenham.

“I think the way he has run the club, from a distance, I like what he’s done. Seeing how he works first hand, I think he gets unfair criticism at times. 

“Yes, he’s come under pressure for the ESL but so have other owners. With Tottenham, it’s a case of be careful what you wish for.” 

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