Daniel Levy's Tottenham wage structure to be tested regarding new Harry Kane contract

Daniel Levy's Tottenham wage structure to be tested regarding new Harry Kane contract

Spurs have been keen to extend Kane's dead for some while now, but must make him one of their best paid players.

Oliver Emmerson

Daniel Levy's strict wage structure at Tottenham Hotspur is likely to be tested if the Lilywhites are to tie star-striker Harry Kane down to a new contract. 

Kane, a two time Premier League golden-boot winner at just the age of 23, isn't said to be desperate for a new contract due to having three and a half years left on his current deal, but would be open to the talks that the Tottenham board are said to be interested in having.

However, a reported problem is the wage demands that Kane's camp would make, with the Englishman feeling that he's deserving of a significant increase on his current wage packet of £60,000 per week.

Kane on less than compatriot Vardy

Given his recent goalscoring record, the youngsters agent is likely to demand in excess of £100,000 per week, the figure currently earned by his England teammate Jamie Vardy at Leicester City. Vardy scored less Premier League goals than Kane last season, and has less England appearances. 

Unfortunately for Kane, and Tottenham, those demands are likely to prove as a stumbling block, due to Daniel Levy's wage structure that sees the chairman reluctant to pay any of Mauricio Pochettino's squad a six-figure sum.

Whilst Spurs are in a strong position currently to rebuff interest from the likes of Manchester United, Levy may well have to change his contract policy down the line in order to retain his top players.

It hasn't been too much of a worry so far this season for Tottenham, with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Eric Dier all extending their contracts, however none of that trio were demanding to break the £100,000 barrier.

Problems to be had with Lloris, too?

Hugo Lloris may be another player that has a potential contract renewal slowed down by the policy, with the Spurs and France captain having established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, you'd imagine he'll want to be on par with the likes of Manuel Neuer and David de Gea.

The wage structure also reportedly played a part in Tottenham's failure to sign Michy Batshuayi this summer, the Belgian moving to Chelsea instead as Spurs purchased Vincent Janssen.

Whilst Pochettino is doing an admirable job at the moment, he may have to persuade his chairman to loosen the budget a little in order to keep pushing on.