Tottenham striker Harry Kane has reportedly secured a new wage agreement which will see him earn £150,000-a-week over the next six years.
As noted in the report, chairman Daniel Levy was hopeful of not having to break the current wage structure at the club with the limit set at £100,000-a-week.
However, given the importance of the 23-year-old to the club’s aspirations of winning silverware, it appears as though Levy had to fold and offer Kane a new deal worth a base salary of £100,000-a-week, but with significant bonuses on top.
With 32 goals in each of the last two seasons, Kane was badly missed by Tottenham recently as he was sidelined with injury. He has since returned and rediscovered his goalscoring touch, and in turn Spurs will be confident that they can now break back into the top four of the Premier League and overcome the disappointment of their elimination from the Champions League.
Nevertheless, it would have been a weight off Kane’s shoulders to wrap up negotiations over a deal, and manager Mauricio Pochettino would undoubtedly have been delighted to see any uncertainty over the England international’s future be dismissed.
As for Levy, it may well now set a dangerous precedent where he has to continue to raise the bar in future to keep his top players. However, with eight key first-team players all signing new deals in recent months, it might not be a headache he has to deal with for some time.