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Shearer: Spurs Don’t Have Greedy Players

Shearer: Spurs Don’t Have Greedy Players

By  Olatosimi Fadahunsi

With top players such as captain, Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertronghen ,Dele Alli all earning less than £120,000 per week, and the rest of the squad earning within the region of £70,000 per- week, English Premier League all time goal scorer believed Tottenham don’t have any greedy player in their mix.

The wage structure at Spurs led to left back, Danny Rose open criticisms of the club’s lack of spending on wages and new signings. But Shearer who believed that other players apart from Rose might be unhappy with the situation as well, insisted wage structure at Tottenham needs restructuring rather than a stratospheric increment in players wages.

Shearer said on Match of the Day: “I spoke about Tottenham’s wages and why they should pay more on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday – and I want to reiterate that they do not have greedy players on their books.

“Indeed some of them may well be very happy with their contracts but, knowing the club and their wage levels, I still think there’s a core of that squad – and not just Rose – who will think the situation needs addressing just so they are getting what they are worth

“To keep everybody happy you would not have to change their pay structure dramatically, just take it to another level for everyone to reflect the progress the team has made on the pitch.”

With Spurs running the risk of losing the service of centre back, Toby Alderweireld whose contract expires in two years and no indication whether the Belgium defender will sign a new deal at the Club, Shearer insisted that it is more important for Spurs to keep their current crops of players rather than signing new ones.

“My issue is more about how they handle the players they already have, Shearer added. “They need to treat their contracts with just as much importance as they do the transfer market itself.

“If Alderweireld leaves, then Spurs are going to have to go and buy someone who they have to try and build up again to be at his level. For me, that’s a backward step.”

Having let Kyle Walker joined Man City for £50m, Spurs remain the only English Premier League side yet to sign a player this summer. 

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