Tottenham's long-term contracts prove Daniel Levy deserves enormous praise despite wage structure criticism

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

Tottenham Hotspur's future is secured and it is a bright one.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy gets his fair share of stick from neutral fans, while being praised for his negotiating nous among the Spurs faithful.

But even the North London club’s supporters can sometimes grow tired of Levy’s staunch belief in a wage structure that could impact their transfer dealings and future negotiations.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

That said, there is another big reason to praise Levy and the Tottenham hierarchy, and that is the fact that not a single first-team player is out of contract next summer and none of the regular first-team squad are able to leave for free until 2019 at the earliest.

Most Premier League clubs have issues of some sort when it comes to contracts, be it attempting to negotiate improved terms for indispensable stars or facing the prospect of losing key men in just six months.

Not so Tottenham, who have tied down all their main men on long-term deals. It is also telling that despite the ongoing grumbles about the wage structure, the players were happy to sign on the dotted line.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during the press conference

In 2018 Michel Vorm’s contract will expire, but in truth he could be sold by then anyway, especially if Pau Lopez is signed on a permanent basis as expected.

Only in 2019 are some of the big names out of contract, with the best of the best secured long after that.

So whatever you think of Levy, he clearly has the best interests of his club at heart, and Tottenham look set to benefit from that for many years to come.

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