Euro powerhouse alerted as £32,000-a-week Tottenham ace demands 370 per cent pay rise - report
By Harvey Byrne
Christian Eriksen is demanding a £150,000-a-week new Tottenham contract to place Juventus on high alert, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the 24-year-old has reached a contract stalemate with the north London club due to his astonishing wage demands.
It is said that Eriksen’s representatives are playing hardball with Tottenham by insisting on a deal that would double the wages of the club’s existing top earner Hugo Lloris.
It is claimed in the report that Spurs are hoping to extend the Denmark international’s £32,000-a-week contract, which still has two-years left to run.
But attacking midfielder Eriksen is holding out for a 370 per cent pay rise that would hand him deal worth five times his current package.
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The stalemate has alerted long-term admirers Juventus, who have been watching developments, while Inter Milan are also said to be interested.
Juventus have received £89million from Manchester United for star-man Paul Pogba this week and they could use their new wealth to poach the Tottenham star.
Chairman Daniel Levy operates a tight wage structure and it is believed that the club are unlikely to be willing to go close to what Eriksen’s advisers are demanding.
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 starring in 47 encounters scoring eight goals and providing 16 assists for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
In other Tottenham team news, Robbie Savage has predicted Spurs to finish above Arsenal.