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Tottenham transfer news: 24-year-old assist specialist demands £108,000-a-week pay-rise to sign Spurs deal

Tottenham Hotspur’s highest-earning player right now is Hugo Lloris, according to The Mirror, but the newspaper claim that the representatives of Christian Eriksen want the Danish playmaker to earn almost twice what the club captain is currently on.

The Mirror claim that 24-year-old Eriksen, who has two years left to run on a £32,000-a-week contract, is demanding wages of £150,000 in order to sign a new Spurs deal.

It is also stated in the report that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to agree to such demands due to his tight pay structure.

Eriksen is in a strong position to negotiate, having provided 13 assists in the Premier League last season – more than the likes of David Silva, Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez.

In fact, only Mesut Ozil, came up with more assists – 19 – than Eriksen in England’s top division during the 2015-16 campaign.

The impasse in Eriksen’s contract talks has alerted Inter Milan and Juventus, so say The Mirror, who claim that the latter are long-term admirers.

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