Toby Alderweireld has insisted on pay parity with top earner Harry Kane if he is to stay with Tottenham, according to The Daily Mail.
The report suggests Alderweireld, who currently earns around £50,000-a-week, is demanding wages of £110,000-a-week, the same as Kane.
Kane signed a new contract with Spurs earlier this season, becoming the club’s highest earner in the process. Hugo Lloris’ latest deal is also thought to be worth in excess of £100,000-a-week.
Alderweireld obviously rates himself as one of the club’s best players and most Tottenham fans feel the same way. There has been uncertainty surrounding the Belgian’s new contract ever since talks reportedly commenced late last year.
A tricky release clause has provoked talk of a premature exit. Although the clause has been proven to be inactive, Alderweireld has reportedly asked for a fresh clause to be included in his new deal.
Hopefully the club and the player can come to an agreement sooner rather than later to avoid further speculation about the 28-year-old’s immediate future.