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Levy not to blame for failed Tottenham signings - Lord Sugar

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Alan Sugar says Daniel Levy cannot be held accountable for splurging £100million on seven players last summer.

Spurs raked in £85m when they offloaded star winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid but immediately went about spending in a careless manner in order to put together a quality squad for new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Last season's arrivals Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue and Vlad Chirichies failed to reach any great heights during the 2013/14 campaign but Lord Sugar says it is not current chairman Levy's fault.

"They went out like a kid in a sweet shop and they bought anything in sight (after selling Bale)," he told Sky Sports News HQ.

"That told me the management beneath him were delinquent in some way.

"It does not make sense that you can go out and pick seven players like that. What does that say about the rest of the squad? It doesn't make sense and that's my only criticism.

"If someone told me, when I bought Spurs that one day this club will spend £100million on a few players I would have said the lunatic asylum is over there mate you better check yourself in.

"You can't blame Daniel because he was obviously under pressure when he had the untenable situation of having to sell Bale - and he did a very good job in negotiating a world record.

"Then he promised the money to the manager. I mean what more can you do?"

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