Has Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy's controversial call been vindicated?

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy refused to bow to Toby Alderweireld's reported wage demands.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld (L) vies with Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham...

Tottenham Hotspur hung onto Toby Alderweireld on deadline day amid reported interest from Manchester United.

Yet United, according to The Guardian, backed right off the central defender after learning of his wages demands.

The paper claimed Alderweireld would have commanded £25 million in wages over four years on top of a £50 million plus transfer fee.


United's decision helps vindicate Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy.

Levy has refused to bow to Alderweireld's demands for a new contract so far.

Toby Alderweireld of Belgium in action during the International Friendly match between Belgium and Czech Republic at Stade Roi Baudouis on June 5, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

The Independent reported Alderweireld wants a contract in the region of £180,000 per week, which would smash through the club's wage structure and make him the club's top earner.

United also appear to agree he is not worth the big outlay at 29-years-old and with a recent injury history.

Unless the Belgian finds he can command the wages he wants abroad, then Levy's decision to hold firm appears to have been backed by United counterpart Ed Woodward.

Daniel Levy Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on May 5, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

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