The pressure on Spurs continues
Tottenham fans gloating on Saturday evening that their great rivals Arsenal have swapped their best player for a Manchester United cast off, will be concerned when they see the front of the Sunday Times sport section.
Jonathan Northcroft reports in The Sunday Times that Spurs are going to have a real battle on their hands to keep hold of Harry Kane.
Real Madrid are keen to pay 200 million pounds for Kane – which would be the world record transfer fee, surpassing what PSG paid for Neymar last summer.
Levy already trying to stop Kane leaving for Real Madrid
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is, according to Northcroft, “already trying to warn them off”.
There are plenty of reasons for Tottenham fans to worry throughout the article.
Northcroft reveals that whilst Levy does need to tie down Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino to new deals, to ward off Real Madrid, talks have not started with the key Spurs pair.
Levy is in discussions with Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Heung Min Son and Toby Alderweireld over new deals.
Tottenham’s wage structure is well known but it is once again put in sharp focus by the Sunday broadsheet.
Ross Barkley is now on bigger wages at Chelsea than Harry Kane at Spurs.
And, Mauricio Pochettino earns less than any other manager in the Premier League, and significantly less than Everton’s Sam Allardyce.
The big Real Madrid summer rebuild
Harry Kane is contracted to Spurs until 2022, and the Sunday Times speculate that Tottenham will offer “one of their own” 200,000 pounds per week in a new deal.
Mauricio Pochettino has a contract with Tottenham until 2021.
From a Real Madrid perspective, the Sunday Times suggest the days of the BBC – Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are over.
Los Blancos are keen on signing a selection of Neymar, Kane, Robert Lewandowski and Eden Hazard.
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