Six new contracts coming soon?
A number of leading Tottenham players are expected to follow manager Mauricio Pochettino by agreeing new long-term contracts this summer.
On Thursday, Pochettino signed a five-year deal until 2023, worth £8.5million per year, to make him the best-paid individual at the club.
That is unlikely to last long, with Spurs keen to tie Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Heung-
Although no deals are thought to be imminent, the club is hopeful of tying down its stars before moving to its new stadium, due to be ready for next season.
Lloris, the club captain, has previously said his future is “tied” to Pochettino’s and it is thought several players were reluctant to sign until the Argentinian’s future was resolved.
Pochettino’s new contract follows extensive talks with Daniel Levy since his call for the chairman to “be brave and take risks” following the final game of the season 12 days ago.
The manager will be given around £100million to spend this summer, on top of roughly the same amount from player sales
It is not clear if the £100m figure includes wages and other fees, but that is the amount Levy is willing to release for new signings.
Pochettino will be allowed to reinvest money from sales and the club expects to make at least £100m more from the departures of Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose and others.
Spurs will also attempt to do player-swap deals, which raises the intriguing possibility that they could offer Alderweireld to Manchester United in part-exchange for Anthony Martial, who is a target.
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It is thought the Argentinian has also asked Levy not to baulk at taking unpopular decisions this summer, including selling fan-favourites Alderweireld, Dembele and Rose quickly – even if that means strengthening Premier League rivals.
Levy was said to be relaxed about his comments after the win against Leicester but the manager’s second five-year contract within four years suggests the chairman has been willing to make significant concessions.
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