Levy ready to break bank to seal record-breaking Tottenham deal - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are open to paying a club-record £150,000-a-week to a player if they think he is worth it, according to a report.
The Mail claim that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is willing to shift his hardline stance on players’ wages if their performances demand it.
It is said that the long-serving White Hart Lane chief, who is the club’s principal transfer and contract negotiator, recently gave the green light for Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris to be handed new deals worth north of £100,000-a-week.
The Mail explains that Levy is prepared to push the boundaries even further and go to club record salary levels for outstanding talents.
“If Levy feels a player warrants £150,000 per week, the belief within the club is that he’ll pay it,” the report states.
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The latest financial accounts of the leading clubs show that Spurs’ wage bill is dwarfed by those of their Premier League rivals.
Chelsea top the pile by handing £217million each year to their players, followed by Manchester United (£204million), Manchester City (£194million), Arsenal (£192million) and Liverpool (£167million).
By contrast, Tottenham are relatively restrained in this area, with their wage bill less than half of the Premier League leaders at £107million.
Spurs have been busy in the opening half of the season tying their senior players down to long-term contracts, with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Michel Vorm joining Kane and Lloris in penning lucrative extensions.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a striker has signed after Spurs agreed terms.