Daniel Levy entices top scout Ian Broomfield back to Spurs, had been set for Arsenal

Intriguing news has filtered out of north London over the past 24 hours – suggesting Tottenham chairman has trumped Arsenal in enticing highly-rated scout Ian Broomfield back to Spurs from under the noses of Arsenal.

Reports at the beginning of the month suggested Broomfield had handed in his notice at QPR, where he has been a long-term ally of Harry Redknapp, to join the scouting team at Arsenal.

Broomfield is widely quoted on the world wide web: “The opportunity to work for Arsene Wenger at one of Europe’s top clubs, like Arsenal, was too good to turn down. I appreciated my time at QPR with Harry, but this is an exciting challenge which I’m looking forward to.”

But, it appears Broomfield will instead return to Spurs where he worked with Redknapp and has been credited with finding the likes of Sandro, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris.

The Sunday Express report today that “Broomfield had been allocated a ticket for Arsenal’s Champions League tie at Bayern Munich this Wednesday.”

And, “When he learned that Broomfield had agreed the move to Arsenal verbally but not in writing, [Daniel] Levy moved in to offer the super-spy a lucrative contract at his club.”

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