Tottenham are ready to break their own strict wage structure in order to keep Harry Kane at the club.
The England international had a phenomenal 2017, breaking Alan Shearer’s long standing Premier League record of 36 goals in a calendar year by scoring an incredible 39 league goals. He also finished above the likes Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Suarez and Lewandowski to become the top goalscorer in Europe’s top five leagues, finding the net a total of 56 times.
Despite his goalscoring exploits, Kane earns nowhere near what the games top earners do, with his current salary thought to be around £110,000-a-week, well short of the £280,000 that the Premier League’s top earner picks up at Manchester United.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Tottenham will smash their own strict wage structure by offering Kane a £200,000-a-week deal to fend off interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid, and in turn, make him the highest paid English player in the league.
Spurs’ wage structure came under criticism from within last summer, as Danny Rose publicly slammed the club in an interview with the Sun as he claimed he would be looking for a move to secure the last big contract of his career.