Tottenham player responds on Twitter to speculation that he wants £118,000-a-week pay rise
By Harvey Byrne
Christian Eriksen has told fans not to believe everything they read on the internet following claims that he has demanded a £118,000-a-week pay rise to stay at Tottenham.
The Mirror claimed on Friday night that the 24-year-old has reached a contract stalemate with the north London club due to him demanding £150,000-a-week.
That would be a £118,000-a-week rise on his current £32,000-a-week salary
However, the attacking midfielder, who played the full 90 minutes in Spurs’ season opener against Everton on Saturday, posted a response to reports about his supposed contract demands on Saturday night.
Speaking on his personal Twitter account, Eriksen urged fans not to “believe everything you read on the Internet” accompanied by a thinking emoji.
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Not the result we wanted! But still one point and great support from the fans????
And dont believe everyting u read on the internet ????????#coys
— Christian Eriksen (@ChrisEriksen8) August 13, 2016
Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots also laughed off the rumours of the attacking midfielder’s wage demands on Saturday, describing them as “funny”.
The former Ajax player moved to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2013 for a £12.5million fee.
He played a key role in helping Tottenham qualify for the Champions League last season, scoring eight goals and providing 16 assists in his 47 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
It is unlikely that the Argentine manager will let one of his star players leave the club, as he looks to progress on their third place finish from the last campaign.
Chairman Daniel Levy is also a very tough negotiator and he has racked up a total of £168million for departing quartet Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane.
In other Tottenham team news, Harry Kane has admitted there is plenty of room for improvement.