Tottenham defender Eric Dier has ‘stunned’ Daniel Levy with wage demands that are at least double his current salary.
Dier has entered the final 12 months of his contract and wants to stay at Tottenham as he has forged a close relationship with Jose Mourinho.
The England international wants a pay rise to bring his £60,000-a-week wages in line with some of his teammates, as Harry Kane signed a new six-year-deal to earn him a reported £200,000 per week. Spurs privately believe that the economic uncertainty makes his demands even more difficult.
The Daily Mail first claimed that his future is in doubt back in February and stated that Spurs are ready to sell him in the summer if he doesn’t sign a new deal. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case any longer, as he has nailed down a place in his preferred position at centre-back and wants to stay in north London.
Although the two sides are yet to reach an agreement, fans should not be worried. Mourinho is confident that Dier will sign a new deal and, while that hasn’t happened as of yet, the player wants to stay and Spurs seemingly want to keep him.
The 26-year-old has played 18 Premier League games so far this season, providing two assists, making 1.2 tackles and averaging 3.1 clearances per game (via WhoScored).
Football Insider reported that Spurs are still convinced that he will sign an extension this summer. Mourinho has defended Dier from the fallout over his FA Cup confrontation, for which he received a four-game suspension, and there is still plenty of time for the two sides to come to an amicable conclusion.
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