Report: Tottenham don't think Alderweireld should be paid as much as his teammate
By Harry Sykes
Toby Alderweireld contract talks with Tottenham have reached a stalemate because the board will not bow to his wage demands, according to a report.
The Mail claim the star centre-back is seeking to more than double his £50,000-a-week wages and secure a deal on a par with Harry Kane, who recently agreed a new contract worth up to £110,000-a-week.
It is said there is a “reluctance” from Spurs officials, led by chairman Daniel Levy, to hand Alderweireld such a significant pay increase, which would more than double his salary and catapult him into the top bracket of earners at the club.
The Mail report Manchester City are willing to pay the Belgium international, 28, more than £100,000-a-week after being impressed by the calibre of his performances during the last two seasons at Tottenham.
Despite the contract impasse, there is confidence that Alderweireld and the Premier League’s second-placed club will eventually reach an agreement.
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Irrespective of whether they do, Spurs will not listen to offers for the defender in the forthcoming transfer window.
Alderweireld signed a five-year contract when he joined from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015, and there will still be three years remaining even if an agreement cannot be reached in the coming months.
The Belgian has been one of the outstanding defenders in the Premier League over the last two seasons and many Tottenham supporters rate him as one of the best they have ever seen at at the club.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.