Sevilla chief slams Levy
Del Nido accuses Spurs chairman of hypocrisy
Last Updated: September 3, 2008 3:59pm
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been accused of hypocrisy over his reaction to the Dimitar Berbatov transfer.
The Bulgarian striker sealed a £30.75million move to Manchester United on deadline day after being picked up by Sir Alex Ferguson at the airport.
Levy was unhappy with the manner of United's pursuit all summer and also reported Liverpool to the Premier League over their approach for Robbie Keane.
Spurs eventually dropped their complaints as both players moved on, but Levy voiced his feelings again on Tuesday as he called for a review of the transfer system.
However, Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has now criticised Levy for his conduct.
Del Nido is still angry about the way Tottenham landed coach Juande Ramos last October and believes justice has been done.
"The way that Ramos flew the coop and abandoned his team en route to London last year totally disrupted our season and now I'm pleased that Spurs are being paid back in kind over the Berbatov transfer. Their complaints are hypocrisy personified," Del Nido said in the Evening Standard.
Del Nido also hit out at Levy over his attempts to sign Spain international Diego Capel from Sevilla.
"For months now they've [Spurs] been trying to sign Capel and sending emissaries to try and persuade us to sell," explained Del Nido.
"We told them what our understanding of the player's worth was and therefore what the minimum we would demand in order to let Capel go.
"But it appears they couldn't pay that price so they didn't get him. I must admit that if it had been any other team (than Spurs) the price I'd have quoted to sign Capel would have been lower.
"In fact there is no point in telling a lie the price would have been considerably lower. Now they've missed out on him and we won't sell Capel to Spurs."