'Love him or hate he is worth every penny' - Tottenham fans react to staggering new deal

COMMENT By Richard Parks

Daniel Levy has emerged as the top earner at Tottenham after being handed a staggering pay rise – and Spurs fans have delivered mixed verdicts on Twitter.

Spurs’ end-of-year financial results that were released yesterday (Tuesday) reveal 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.

Moreover, the lifelong fan’s salary also lifts him to number one in the boardroom pay stakes as he becomes the highest-paid executive in the Premier League.

The stunning salary increase comes for the year ending June 2017, in which Tottenham’s annual figures show an astonishing rise in revenues to £306.3million compared with £209.8million the year before.

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This is partly because of Champions League income (£44.6 million), the rise in TV money from the Premier League and higher prize money from finishing second in the league.

Profit after tax was £41.2 million and wages were up by 26 per cent to £126.9 million, 41 per cent of turnover.

Spurs fans delivered some fascinating verdicts on the chairman’s pay packet, with many actually claiming he is well worth such renumeration.

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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