Report: Nabil Bentaleb seeking pay parity with Tottenham teammates before agreeing new contract

Bentaleb is reportedly close to agreeing a new Tottenham contract, although wage demands are holding up the deal.

As per a report in the Standard, Tottenham are struggling to come to an agreement with midfield star Nabil Bentaleb for a new contract.

Bentaleb has been in contract talks for a number of weeks now, and the report claims that Juventus are monitoring his situation ahead of potentially making an offer for him this summer.

However, being a product of Spurs’ academy, it is expected that the 20-year-old Algerian international will agree a new deal at White Hart Lane, despite the fact that his wage demands are holding up any agreement.

Bentaleb is currently on £8,000-per-week, and the report states that Tottenham are prepared to offer him £25,0000-per-week - a wage which will see him earn as much as midfield teammate Ryan Mason.

However, Bentaleb - who has 52 Spurs appearances to Mason’s 38 - is said to be looking for a large wage increase, seeing him on the same level as Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, all whom earn roughly £40,000-per-week.

There are no indications that Bentaleb is becoming frustrated with the contract talks, and will look for a move away, but the Tottenham management would certainly be wise to give in to Bentaleb’s demands, as he is arguably one of the most highly rated young midfielders in world football.

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