Spurs chairman Daniel Levy says the club will avoid another summer of upheaval

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy says the club will not look to re-build this summer

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy says the club will not look to re-build this summer

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Spurs chairman Daniel Levy says the club will look to avoid a summer of upheaval, instead focussing on improving a squad which underwent drastic change last summer.

The £85m sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid was preceded by a £105m spend, which saw seven players arrive at White Hart Lane - several of whom have featured scarcely since the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.

Instead of starting again this summer, Levy has said that Tottenham will instead look to add further quality to their exisiting squad as they attempt to return to the Champions League after spending the last two seasons out of the competition.

"This season we have had to make significant changes, both in respect of coaching and playing staff and yet we are currently only two points less than last season’s tally," Levy told the club's official website.

"Whilst this season’s performances and results have not lived up to expectation, we believe our squad has potential and it is important that we all now show commitment and teamwork to get the best possible finish to the season."

The role of technical director Franco Baldini has come under intense scrutiny throughout the season, particularly since the appointment of Tim Sherwood in mid-December.

Sherwood's appointment has seen the likes of Roberto Soldado (£26m), Etienne Capoue (£15m), Paulinho (£17m) and Erik Lamela (£26m) all reduced to being fringe players under the Spurs midfielder's stewardship.

Nevertheless, Levy says the summer will not be about building a brand-new squad, rather supplementing the current group with players in key areas.

“Our focus therefore is to continue to invest in and develop the squad - we shall not look to a summer of major upheaval, but rather to strengthen in key positions - to play the style of football for which we are famous  - and to deliver the new stadium," explained Levy.

Levy continued by highlighting the transformation which Spurs have undergone in recent years, progressing from Premier League also-rans to a side aiming for Champions League football every year.

“We have come far in the last decade - we have raised our expectations from a Club  aiming to be in the top half of the table, to competing in Europe each season - to the point at which we find ourselves disappointed if we don't make Champions League," admitted Levy.

Tottenham currently sit sixth in the Premier League standings, eight points behind North London rivals Arsenal, who currently occupy the all important fourth position.

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