By Amir Mir
BBC pundit Kevin Kilbane has sent a stark message to Daniel Levy by stating the only way Tottenham can compete is to “break the pay structure”.
It is likely that Spurs will miss out on the Premier League title following their defeat to West Ham on Friday night.
Those dropped points opened up the gate for Chelsea to extend their lead to seven points on Monday night against Middlesbrough and then win the title away at West Brom four days later.
Levy is the chairman at Tottenham and is known for his shrewd and tough decision making at the club following his arrival in 2001.
Speaking on Match of the Day, which aired on BBC One on Saturday evening, Kilbane stated what Spurs need to do for the future.
“That is the way they can compete, they have to break they pay structure at the club and pay these players the money,” said Kevin Kilbane.
For the second consecutive season, Spurs will finish in a Champions League place under the highly-rated Pochettino.
This despite their wage structure being significantly lower than the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Added to that, Tottenham are also going to move into their new stadium during the 2018/19, which will see more than 60,000 fans attend home matches.
As a result, the White Hart Lane faithful will be hoping that will also give them the platform to compete with the big boys in the Premier League.
Until then, they will be looking to keep hold of their star players such as Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose to name a few.
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