Report suggests Daniel Levy's Tottenham Hotspur wage-bill concern, Michy Batshuayi wage demand issue

Daniel Levy

The Tottenham Hotspur chairman is worrying that Spurs' wages could again get out of control.

Tottenham Hotspur have had a fantastic season in the Premier League and are currently fighting for the Premier League title.

However, whilst Spurs fans will be delighted by the club’s form, Daniel Levy has an issue – according to a report from The Telegraph this week.

The report claims that the Tottenham Hotspur chairman is beginning to worry about the wage bill at Spurs after their success this season.

Whilst he will not have to pay his players any form of bonus for qualifying for the Champions League the success of the club is likely to see some of their players want significant wage upgrades.

Tottenham, according to the report, currently pay Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele £70-£80,000-a-week as the club’s highest paid players.

The report suggests Levy does not want to go much higher than that threshold going forward but that one potential new signing, Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, would want £80,000 to start with – more than Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen are currently paid at the club.

Those two are set for wage hikes and with other new signings expected at Tottenham it seems Levy has a challenge on his hands to balance the books.

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