By Harry Sykes
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told agents bickering about the players’ salaries that they must all fall in line behind Harry Kane, according to a report.
The Times claim there is disquiet among the representatives of the Spurs squad that their wages do not reflect the achievements of the team in recent seasons, or the market values of the players.
It is said that Levy has managed to keep a ceiling of £100,000-a-week, the salary that was awarded to talisman Harry Kane last December.
“He (Levy) is reputed to have told more than one agent that if the leading goalscorer is happy to settle for that money, others should fall in line behind him,” the Times report states.
“Representatives of those players argue that it is not their fault if Kane sold himself short on market values.”
Published financial results for the year ending June 2016 show Tottenham’s wage bill of £104.6million is around half those of Chelsea, the two Manchester clubs and Arsenal, and is also dwarfed by that of Liverpool.
Tottenham are punching way above their weight on the pitch, with Thursday’s 6-1 demolition of 2016 champions Leicester further proof of the calibre of a team that will finish the league season in second and with a points haul that would have won the title in most years.
Kane scored a remarkable four goals to storm to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with 26 for the season, two ahead of his closest challenger, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, and three more than Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have opened shock talks to sign a Barcelona icon who has had a storming season.