The Daily Mail claim that Daniel Levy has been taken aback by Eric Dier’s wage demands with the 26-year-old in the process of holding talks over a new deal with the club.
Dier, who has less than twelve months to run on his current contract at Spurs, had looked impressive at the heart of the Spurs defence following the resumption of the top flight.
The England international has exceeded expectations at centre-half and looks set to play an important part in the side next season.
Jose Mourinho admitted that Dier is a key part of his plans and that he was hopeful that he could reach an agreement with the club to extend his stay in North London (Goal.com).
However, The Daily Mail claims that the former Sporting Lisbon man has stunned Levy by asking for his current £60,000-a-week wages to be doubled.
Dier reportedly wants to bring his salary in line with the other important members of the squad but it is said that the Spurs chairman believes his wage demands are unrealistic in the post-COVID economy.
The report does suggest that there his willingness from Dier, Mourinho along with the club ensure he puts pen to paper.
Spurs Web Opinion
We really cannot afford to lose Dier at the moment. He seems to have a good report with Jose and is one of the few leaders we have left on the pitch. The 26-year-old has adapted to the demands of the centre-half role very well and looks set to be first-choice for a while to come. There is no doubt that he has the upper hand in these negotiations and Levy will likely have to give him what he is demanding.
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