Report: International powerhouse demands Tottenham offer wage doubling deal in new talks
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is demanding a wage which would smash their current ceiling figure of £110,000-a-week if he is to sign a new deal with the club, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim on their website that the Lilywhites have held new talks with the Belgian centre back over the 28-year-old extending his current deal with the club, which is said to be in the region of £50,000-a-week.
His existing contract is set to expire in the summer of 2019, meaning that he would have a year to go during this coming off-season’s transfer market, and there are fears the club will be forced to sell him if they cannot come to an agreement, despite having a one-year extension clause in his current deal.
It is said that if the terms of the deal were activated, it would extend the 73-cap international’s existing contract until 2020 but would immediately activate a £25million release clause which would force Spurs to accept any transfer offers of that amount from potential suitors.
While talks have taken place over the past few months, it is reported that the two parties are still yet to come to any sort of agreement, although negotiations are still ongoing with the powerhouse defender demanding an increase which would see his current wage more than doubled.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Redknapp has insisted the club should be spending £15.6million-a-year to secure one man’s future.