'Oh God, 'Horror' - Tottenham fans react to reported dressing room unrest as resentment grows

By Richard Parks

Tottenham’s players are reportedly stunned at Daniel Levy’s £115,000-a-week contract – and Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts.

The Times claim that the Spurs squad were staggered to learn yesterday from the club’s end-of-year financial results that the long-standing chairman  received £6.013 million in 2016-17, more than twice as much as the £2.84 million he was paid the season before.

It is equivalent to £115,000-a-week, which catapults the 56-year-old into number one spot in the Spurs pay league ahead of top-earning player Harry Kane, who is on £110,000-a-week salary, and manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Times report that there is considerable dressing-room unrest at Levy’s pay deal, at a time when players have been told to accept pay restraint, including contract rebel Toby Alderweireld.

It comes against a backdrop of imminent contract talks for a number of senior players, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min and Jan Vertonghen among those who will sit down for contract talks with Levy in the coming months.

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Many Spurs fans are not taking such a hard line at the chairman’s salary on social media, with some claiming his £6million-a-year deal should be expected by the players given his role and responsibilities at a club with a £300million-a-year turnover.

Others claimed “oh God” and “shock and horror” at the prospect of the players being destabilised by Levy’s pay packet.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are working on a deal to sign a 29-year-old left footer who would be a sensational signing.

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