Sunday 18 March 2018

Unhappy Danny Rose makes salaries a thorny issue for Tottenham

Tottenham defender Danny Rose
Tottenham defender Danny Rose

Matt Law

Daniel Levy is facing more challenges to his Tottenham Hotspur wage structure after Danny Rose broke ranks and put pressure on the club's chairman.

Rose, who earns around £65,000 a week, claimed he is not being paid what he is worth at Spurs in an interview the club were not aware he was giving.

Tottenham will speak to the full-back about his comments, but it is understood he is not alone in feeling short-changed by the pay structure.

Dele Alli signed a six-year, £50,000-a-week deal last September, but he is in the process of leaving his agent and is likely to seek an improved contract shortly.

Alli could earn four times that by leaving next summer, which puts Levy in a difficult position.

Toby Alderweireld is in talks over a contract extension and the Belgian has been reluctant to sign a new deal for under £100,000 a week, which is roughly what top earners Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris get.

Pipeline Kane is likely to remain Tottenham's top earner, whatever happens, with further wage rises in the pipeline. Tottenham turned down a bid for Eric Dier from Manchester United, who were ready to double his £70,000-a-week salary, while Christian Eriksen signed a £75,000-a-week contract last year. Both players are expected to look for improved deals sooner rather than later.

Levy will consult with manager Mauricio Pochettino about how best they should deal with Rose, who is understood to want to leave. United and Chelsea have both been linked with the full-back, but Spurs are adamant he is not for sale. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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