I think the other thing we need to be mindful of is not being seen to be trying to poach. Hopefully this (Sancho) was all very above board, but the last thing we want is for attitudes to youth "poaching" to soften further because we will start hemorrhaging talent.
So I think it was legitimate, and the claim that we tried to include Sancho in the Walker deal suggests it was all above board.
Levy has clearly tried to hold the line on Spurs Academy salaries whilst the like of Solanke were allegedly demanding £50k per week, and I understand and respect his efforts, as we all know that a significant number of talented young prospects unfortunately don't make it.
As for the US tour party, with Sterling now apparently ahead of Harrison, I'm reminded of Poch's notorious comment to McDermott that Harrison was "lazy", whereas Sterling is meant to work like a demon in and after training. I still think there's a good player in Shayon Harrison and I hope he gets a productive loan where he plays regularly and can show his quality.