Tottenham player forces Levy into embarrassing U-turn - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over star man Harry Kane, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the long-standing White Hart Lane chief tried to play hardball in contract negotiations with Kane by initially refusing to pay him over £100,000-a-week.
It is said both parties officially called a halt to discussions last month before Levy was prompted into fresh action following a storm of protest from fans worried that the England international could quit his boyhood club.
The Sun report that the Tottenham chairman, who also doubles up as the chief executive, returned to the negotiating table and offered a new mega deal that could see Kane take home a staggering £150,000-a-week.
The deal is worth a basic £100,000-a-week plus top-up bonuses depending on appearances and performances.
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Spurs announced on Thursday that Kane has become their ninth senior player in recent months to commit to a new long-term contract, following the likes of Kyle Walker, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen.
It is a huge boost to the club ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Swansea at White Hart Lane.
Kane has emerged as one of the Premier League’s outstanding players on the back of two goal-drenched seasons that have revitalised the north London outfit.
He was the league’s top scorer with 25 goals last season to led Spurs to third in the table and has added six goals in 10 matches in this campaign, with five of them coming from eight league encounters.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been hit by a major injury blow ahead of their clash against Swansea.