Tottenham unwilling to meet Brazilian winger’s wage demand

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Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Bernard controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk on November 21, 2017 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Carlo Hermann (Photo credit should read CARLO HERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Spurs were one of the teams interested in signing Brazilian winger Bernard but were unwilling to match his £200k per week wage demands, according to The Guardian.

The 25-year-old was reportedly demanding a weekly wage which would put him up there as Tottenham’s joint top earner with Harry Kane.

Having cost Shakhtar £13m in 2013, Bernard is now a free agent after rejecting a new deal with the Ukranian side.

The Lilywhites have been linked to Bernard before, having approached Shakhtar Donetsk when Bernard was granted a move to Ukraine.

Bernard has only featured 14 times for Brazil with the likes of Neymar and Phillipe Coutinho to name just a few ahead of him on the national side’s team sheet.

In his 96 appearances for Shakhtar, Bernard has managed to score on just 14 occasions and grabbing 24 assists.

However, Spurs were not the only English team to show interest in the Brazilian as Everton close in on securing the winger’s signature.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. ENIC and Levy are running a business and their goals are not aligned with those of the fans. Silverware is not important, profit is. As a fan of 60 years I want to see players paid their worth and signings made to strengthen the team to mount a serious challenge year after year. This will never happen with our current owners. Everything is a maths and accounting excercise. Spend less, come in 4th get in to Europe, that will do for the bottom line and shareholders. The only way this will change is for new owners who want to win and are prepared to invest accordingly.

    While it will never happen we the fans, who by the way pay some of the highest ticket prices in the league, should send a clear message they understand. Pick a date, concertedly boycott a match and make the point that even passionate fans can’t always be relied on to act like mugs.

  2. Players & Agents are destroying the game with their high demands especially the foreigners , the sooner a wage scale is set the better then these mercenaries will have no outrageous demands .

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