Tottenham supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their side kick off 2018 with a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Swansea City on Tuesday night, thus moving them up to fifth in the Premier League table.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men entered the New Year off the back of consecutive victories over Burnley and Southampton, but still four points adrift of fourth place Liverpool. That gap soon became seven as the Reds edged past Sean Dyche’s Clarets on New Year’s Day, but Spurs weren’t to be deterred as goals from Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli sealed a routine success in South Wales on Tuesday, thus setting them up perfectly for their London derby against West Ham at Wembley this evening.
Consequently, there have been many thrilled Tottenham fans in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be further encouraged by a recent report from The Bleacher Report, which suggests that striker Harry Kane is set for a salary ‘hike’ at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old has netted an extraordinary 18 goals in just 20 Premier League matches for the North London outfit this term, suggesting that he is all but set to make it four successive seasons in which he has bagged 20 plus goals in the English top-flight.
And after successive Golden Boot awards, the England international has unsurprisingly been attracting attention from some of Europe’s top clubs, but Spurs are ready to make their intentions clear as Kane is reportedly set for new contract at the end of the campaign, consisting of a salary ‘hike’.
And this news is sure to delight our resident Tottenham supporters, what with the club seemingly prepared to go against their recent policy regarding wages to keep the 24-year-old at the North London side.
Landlord’s verdict: Tottenham’s Harry Kane continues to go from strength to strength, with the 24-year-old finishing 2017 as the highest goal-scorer in European football in the calendar year, with even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo left in his wake.
As such, speculation has and is likely to continuing building regarding the striker’s future, but Spurs are reportedly willing to offer him a salary ‘hike’ in the summer in a bid to fend off interest and keep him at the North London outfit.
And while this may well go against the stringent wage policy employed by chairman Daniel Levy in recent times, it appears to be something they have to do if they are to keep the 24-year-old striking ace at the club for the foreseeable future.
Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!