A report from the Athletic has now claimed that some Tottenham Hotspur players feel undervalued by the club, especially after their efforts in recent years.
This comes as player wages have been popular news topics in recent weeks, with Arsenal confirming recently that the majority of their playing and coaching staff would be taking cuts (Daily Mail).
With the COVID-19 virus calling for a UK-wide lockdown, Premier League clubs are currently unable to reap their usual array of matchday and TV revenue streams.
However, the Athletic claim that Tottenham’s wage cut agreement with their own players remains ‘elusive’, while also pointing a finger towards the problem.
The report reveals that some of the players feel as if they have been undervalued in the past, dating all the way back to the 2016/17 season.
The team finished second and had competed for the title for consecutive seasons, and some players were said to be disappointed that this did not lead to pay rises. The same issue is said to have occurred last season after Spurs’ Champions League Final match.
It seems as if the club are now feeling the effects of those decisions, as well as Daniel Levy’s style of tough and drawn-out contract renewals.
Players are said to be waiting until they are absolutely sure that the money is essential for the club, while the atmosphere was reportedly damaged by Spurs’ original furlough decision.
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