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Preseason Tottenham captain rejects contract offer, say newspaper who claim four Spurs players cost £265,000 a week

With 16 goals and 15 assists in the last two Premier League seasons, Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen is probably within his rights to expect more than £30,000 a week in today’s market.

And, according to the London Evening Standard, Eriksen is targeting a significant rise from his current wages, which are in the region of that aforementioned figure.

Standard Sport claim that Eriksen has rejected Tottenham’s latest offer of a new contract, because he is keen to move into the same bracket as the club’s top earners.

The same newspaper report that Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele and Harry Kane get paid roughly £265,000 between them for seven days’ work, with their weekly wages estimated at around £80,000, £70,000, £65,000 and £50,000 respectively.

Despite Eriksen turning down Tottenham’s offer, The Standard say talks will likely continue, with Eriksen keen to agree fresh terms.

With skipper Lloris left at home for Tottenham’s preseason tour of Australia, Eriksen, 24, wore the captain’s armband as Spurs lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in Melbourne on Friday.

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