Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly adamant that the club will not offer more than £100,000-a-week to any player, which could prove to be problematic.
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is said to be the latest star player to be waiting on a new contract in order to commit his future to the club, but Levy won’t pay any individual over £100,000-a-week, as reported by The Telegraph.
It’s added that the French international is already among the highest earners at White Hart Lane after signing a new deal two years ago worth £80,000-a-week.
However, the problem lies in that he could now earn much more if he were to leave Spurs and with Levy not willing to break the club’s wage structure, it could cause friction between the two parties.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper is without doubt one of the best in his position in the Premier League and in Europe, and is arguably somewhat underrated by many.
Despite the fact that the report adds that he’s happy and doesn’t wish to leave north London, if there is no compromise over the financial terms of the new agreement, then it could leave to issues further down the line as his current deal runs it course.
Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker have all put pen-to-paper on new contracts over the last couple of months, and so Mauricio Pochettino and the club are doing a great job of ensuring that key pieces to their success are tied down for the long-term future.
Whether or not Lloris joins that group remains to be seen, as Levy’s approach could be praised or criticised. The Spurs chairman has done well to maintain a level of control over the wages budget, but if Spurs are serious about contending moving forward then perhaps the time will come where they must increase the limit for new signings as well as their current stars.