Tottenham ace demands double his current wages to earn £120,000-a-week after seeing key trio agree new deals

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Erik Lamela has reportedly demanded £120,000-a-week to extend his contract with the club, double what he currently earns.

Christian Eriksen recently put pen-to-paper on a new deal at Spurs, while Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker are said to be set to follow suit.

Lamela has also been linked with agreeing new terms, but according to The Mirror, he could complicate matters with his hefty demands.

It’s claimed that the Argentine international wants a three-year extension on top of the three years he has left on his current deal, and wants to double his £60,000-a-week salary.

Having initially struggled after arriving at White Hart Lane from Roma in 2013, the 24-year-old has made big improvements, particularly under Mauricio Pochettino, and will hope to continue to establish himself as a key player for the club.

It may well be that Lamela is essentially aiming high in order to get the best deal out of the club, and so it remains to be seen as to whether or not he actually gets to double his wages, if the reports are to be believed.

It was a similar situation for Eriksen with speculation suggesting that he wanted a huge salary in order to commit his future to Spurs, but eventually the figure was much lower than had been reported.

Both Spurs and Lamela appear to be keen on agreeing on a long-term deal, and so it is likely to be a matter of time before an announcement is made that Pochettino has secured another key piece of his squad for many more years to come.

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