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Rose comments set to spark wage war between chairman Levy and ‘undervalued’ Tottenham stars

Date Posted,August 10, 2017

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is battling a pay crisis in the wake of Danny Rose’s criticism of the club’s ambition.

The defiant north Londoners will refuse to sell the £65,000-a-week England defender this month – despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

But far from destablising the squad on the eve of the new season, a number of Rose’s team-mates agree with him that they are undervalued.

Although most of the club’s key players have signed new contracts in the past year, none is paid more than Spurs’ back-to-back Premier League Golden Boot winner Harry Kane and France captain Hugo Lloris — and their basic wages are less than £100,000-a-week.

Levy still runs a comparatively tight financial ship in the money-drenched Premier League (Image: Getty)

Midfielder Eric Dier is known to be frustrated at being denied a move to Old Trafford, and Kyle Walker is now on £180,000-a-week after his summer move to Manchester City.

Tottenham have also yet to tie Toby Alderweireld – widely regarded as the best centre-back in the Premier League – down to a new contract, with the Belgian seeking parity with Kane.

Kane has reigning Golden Boot winner when he signed for less than £100,000-a-week basic (Image: Tottenham Hotspur/Getty)

Alderweireld is currently making £50,000-a-week on a contract that has two years left to run, but Spurs have an option to extend it to 2020.

Spurs want to keep England striker Kane and France captain Lloris as their highest earners.

Last season’s Premier League runners-up have finished above Man City for the last two campaigns, and above their Mancunian neighbours United in three of the last four seasons.

Nobody in Spurs’ squad earns HALF as much as Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling does (Image: Getty)

But City’s England forward Raheem Sterling gets £200,000-a-week, West Ham pay new striker Javier Hernandez £140,000-a-week and his fellow hitmen Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke are on £120,000-a-week at Liverpool and Crystal Palace respectively.

Meanwhile, Tottenham could also see their interest in Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo gazumped by Chelsea, with Levy unwilling to meet the Spaniards’ £25million asking price.

The champions entered the bidding for the 23-year-old earlier this week.

It means Spurs could have a problem ahead of Sunday’s season-opener at promoted Newcastle, with Kieran Trippier injured and Kyle Walker now a Manchester City player.

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