Southampton, West Ham, and West Brom are among those to have become exasperated with the North London club and their chairman Daniel Levy. The Saints are especially unhappy with how Spurs have attempted to sign Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin with very low bids in recent summers, while unsettling the pair of midfielders.
The Baggies are disappointed with how Tottenham left their chase for Saido Berahino until the last minute, and then went on to make derisory offers for the 22-year-old. This was after the Midlands outfit had already bought potential replacements for the player in Salomon Rondon and Rickie Lambert, believing that Levy and co. would eventually sort out a transfer.
Meanwhile, the Hammers were hoping to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from White Hart Lane, but were left unable to afford his high wages. The North Londoners refused to help them on that front, despite the striker not being named in their Premier League squad. West Ham co-owner David Gold reacted afterwards, saying “no matter how hard you try, there are people out there that you just can’t do business with.”
All this has added up to Spurs facing trouble trying to recruit from the top flight in the future. It may also make the club think again over their future transfer dealings.