Former Chelsea midfielder Andy Townsend suggested on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, November 25, 2016) that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy should hand star duo Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris new contracts.
According to The Mirror, talks over a new contract between Tottenham and Kane have been postponed until the end of the season.
According to The Sun, Kane earns £60,000 a week at the moment, while summer signing Moussa Sissoko gets £95,000 per week as salary.
The Mirror reported earlier this month that France international goalkeeper Lloris wants a significant pay rise, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to break his strict wage structure.
Former Chelsea midfielder Townsend believes that Spurs should hand the duo new and improved contracts.
“I think if you want to be in the top four, you have to be prepared to break your structure for one or two,” said Townsend on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, November 25, 2016).
“I think if Daniel Levy looks at Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris and thinks they are my best two, I will tell you what, certainly Harry Kane and the goalkeeper is a top keeper, there’s no question, then I am afraid, even though £60,000 a week which is what Harry is reportedly earning is a lot of money, he deserves more than that.
“He does deserve more than that. In today’s market, in today’s footballing world, as crazy as it seems, he deserves an awful lot more than that.”
Kane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and is a key figure in the current Tottenham team.
The England international has scored five goals and created eight chances in seven league matches for Spurs so far this season.
As for Lloris, the France international is one of the best goalkeepers on the planet and is genuinely world class.