Pay up or lose stars

TOTTENHAM risk losing Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris as the duo stall over penning new deals at White Hart Lane.

Kane wants to double his £60,000 (RM323,305)-a-week wages to achieve parity with fellow England strikers Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy.

Lloris, who earns £90,000 (RM484,957)-a-week, is stalling on committing his future to Spurs with less than three years remaining
on his contract.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s elite goalkeepers, Lloris is aware he could command a much higher salary at one of Europe’s top clubs.

Chairman Daniel Levy, notoriously prudent, may have to change his wage structure to accommodate the pair ahead of Spurs’ new stadium opening.

Spurs have announced a raft of new deals this season, including England internationals Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.

Christian Eriksen has also penned fresh terms, while Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen are expected to
follow suit.

Kane won the Premier League golden boot last season after his 25 top-flight goals fired Mauricio Pochettino’s side to a third-placed finish and kept them in the title race until the final two games.

He currently earns less than 50 per cent of the Premier League’s highest earners, with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil set to join the £200,000 (RM1.08 million)-a-week bracket in the near future.

Spurs reportedly wanted to open talks with Kane at a lower figure than Lloris’ current £90,000-a-week (RM 486,000) wages. — Agencies

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