Karren Brady: Tottenham first teamer will find it easier robbing a bank than getting pay rise from Levy
By Dominic Toner
Karren Brady believes that Tottenham defender Toby Alderweirled would find it easier “robbing a bank” than trying to get a pay rise from chairman Daniel Levy.
The outspoken vice-chairman of West Ham Brady feels that the Spurs first teamer will find it difficult getting the desired improved contract.
The 28-year-old is believed to be chasing a new deal with a pay rise, but Levy is renowned for his conservative approach with money.
The north London club are currently performing at the top-end of the Premier League table, but can’t match their main rivals finically.
Brady claims that Alderweireld should earn the same amount as top earner Harry Kane, who is on around £110,000-a-week, but he is believed to be on £65,000-a-week.
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“Top clubs long ago gave up the ideal that every first-team player should receive equal pay,” Brady wrote in the Sun. ”Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld may be inspired by something similar if it’s true he is demanding to double his money to around the £110,000 a week Harry Kane is said to earn.
“Their chairman Daniel Levy keeps to a strict pay agenda and Alderweireld may find robbing a bank is easier. There is another point. Kane scores 20-plus goals, Alderweireld stops far more. Who should be paid more? Over to you, Daniel.”
Spurs suffered a crushing 1-0 away defeat to West Ham on Friday night and it saw the title chase swing firmly in Chelsea’s favour.
Alderweireld endured a rare poor performance for Mauricio Pochetttino’s side, but is regarded as one of the outstanding defenders in the Premier League.
The Belgium international has formed a solid partnership alongside Jan Vertonghen at centre-back and is considred one of the side’s world-class players.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted to Eric Dier’s display against West Ham.