Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly at risk of losing two of their most influential players unless they reassess the wage structure at the club.
Despite signing a whole host of important first-team stars to new contracts over the past few months, Spurs have yet to see Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane put pen-to-paper.
According to The Daily Mail, that is a direct result of the financial aspects of the deals, with both players fully aware that they can earn much more elsewhere and have broken talks off until the club are ready to improve their wage structure.
Kane is said to want to earn £120,000-a-week, putting him in the same bracket as fellow England strikers Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge, while Lloris is holding out for a significant rise on his current £90,000-a-week deal.
Chairman Daniel Levy will be the man in charge tasked with solving the issue, as it seems he’s coming under increasing pressure to change the wage structure at the club in order to keep the top talent that Mauricio Pochettino currently has at his disposal.
It’s added by the Mail that neither player is in a rush to leave the club over the matter, and they still have plenty of time to run on their current deals.
Nevertheless, it is a problem and one that Spurs will have to address if they wish to keep hold of two of their most influential players.
Lloris has established himself as a key part of the team since arriving at White Hart Lane in 2012, while Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot last season as he showcased his ability to be the leading striker in the England top flight.
In turn, if Spurs have ambitions of progressing further, then they’ll want to keep the pair in north London. However, with their current limitations on contract offers, it might not work out so smoothly.