By Richard Parks
Tottenham will table contract offers to six of their star players in a pre-World Cup contract frenzy, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim Spurs are planning to hand new deals to Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris.
It is said that the star sextet will be offered extended terms this summer and manager Mauricio Pochettino wants them all sealed before the World Cup starts on 14 June before committing his own future to the club.
Football Insider verdict:
Pochettino has dropped a few hints in recent weeks that he is no longer content to play by Levy’s rules of building a title-winning squad on a shoestring budget. The Argentine wants the club to invest big-time in new players, and to pay what it takes to hold on to the star men already at the club. With the market allowing players more lucrative deals than ever before, Spurs are going to have to adapt to the new reality, or face being left behind. Pochettino has worked wonders to establish the north Londoners as Champions League mainstays, but there is a sense that it is starting to fall apart for the vibrant and exciting team he has assembled. It is imperative Spurs hang on to the holy trinity of Kane, Alli and Eriksen, as well as other seniors such as Vertonghen, Dier and Lloris. In a perfect world, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele would also pen extensions, but that seems unlikely. Realistic Tottenham fans would settle for the big six named in the report to sign on for the long term.
In other Tottenham news, it has been revealed by a club insider that Spurs are working on sensational deals to sign dazzling duo, and the arrival of a WORLD-CLASS player who would light up the new stadium is also on the cards.