Tottenham Hotspur have come far both on and off the pitch in the last few years. The club have moved into a brand new stadium that is up there with the best in the world and the team now regularly competes in the Champions League.
Last season, the club were one step away from winning the biggest prize in European football only to fall at the final hurdle to Liverpool.
However, there has been one other evolution that hasn’t got as much coverage as it deserves – the club’s slow relaxing of its strict wage bill.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has famously run a tight ship for the past few years but his appointment of Jose Mourinho in November raised a few eyebrows with the new Spurs boss reportedly earning a £15m per year, which was second only to Pep Guardiola’s salary at Manchester City (Daily Mail).
The club have also handed out new contracts to many players over the past couple of years that included substantial raises.
Harry Kane, Tanguy Ndombele– (annual salary: £10.4m/weekly salary: £200,000)
Heung-Min Son– (£7.28m/£140,000)
Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen– (£5.2m/£100,000)
Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura– (£4.16m/£80,000)
Christian Eriksen– (£3.9m/£75,000)
Serge Aurier, Giovani Lo Celso– (£3.64m/£70,000)
Davinson Sanchez, Victor Wanyama– (£3.38m/£65,000)
Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Danny Rose– (3.12m/£60,000)
Harry Winks– (£2.6m/£50,000)
Juan Foyth– (£1.1m/£21,500)
Paulo Gazzaniga, Kyle Walker-Peters, Cameron Carter-Vickers– (£1m/£20,000)
No data for: Ryan Sessegnon, Moussa Sissoko, Michel Vorm, Jack Clarke
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe that a lot of the criticism that Daniel Levy and ENIC have been getting from Spurs fans has been unfair as the Spurs chairman has always maintained that the club will break its wage structure and transfer policy once the commercial and matchday income goes up. If you look at the long term trajectory of Spurs since ENIC took over, we have consistently got better and bigger both on and off the pitch.
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