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Kane Signs New Deal: A Contract of Huge Significance

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On Friday, Tottenham broke the news that star striker Harry Kane signed a new and improved contract at White Hart Lane, tying the striker down until 2024 at least. The news not only confirms that the Englishman will not be moving on to pastures new this summer, it also indicates something extremely significant.

Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy didn’t negotiate some of the most impressive deals in football without being stubborn and standing his ground. Widely renowned for being one of the worst people to deal with off the field, Levy has often taken the same, stubborn approach to internal matters, especially when it comes to the subject of player wages.

Smaller basic wages, boosted by sizeable performance-related bonuses, in theory, seems like a sensible way of paying the modern footballer, especially when you consider the fact that some players struggle to find motivation nowadays, as hard as that is to believe. Despite this, Spurs are one of the few clubs to adopt this strategy, and please note that the performance-related incentives are thought to be quite tasty in North London.

The wage structure at Tottenham has been a hot topic for discussion in the past year, and not only amongst fans. Danny Rose openly criticised the wage structure at the start of last season, who was thought to be earning £65,000-per-week at the time. Hugo Lloris was the top earner with £120,000 (including bonuses), followed by Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen on £100,000-per-week. Surprisingly, Moussa Sissoko was reported to be on £95,000-per-week (what?!!). The question of how Tottenham would keep hold of their best players with such a wage structure was presented to Daniel Levy on many occasions. Bonuses appeared to be the answer to a searching question.

Kane’s new deal will see him trouser £200,000-per-week including bonuses, destroying the wage structure that was in place at Spurs just a few days ago. The catalyst for change is the man behind Spurs’ recent Premier League success, Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine held crunch talks with Chairman Levy following the conclusion of the Premier League season, and these have seemed to have had the desired effect. The former Saints boss has emerged with a new contract for himself, the dismissal of the old wage structure, and an increased transfer budget of £200m for this summer. With negotiation skills like that, you would be forgiven for believing that Pochettino was in line to succeed Daniel Levy as Chairman at Tottenham Hotspur.

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The new contract for Harry Kane could be a historic moment in the history of Tottenham Hotspur. The start of a new era. The end of an era where Tottenham couldn’t financially compete with the rest of the big six, an era where Tottenham built up a reputation for selling their best players and an era plagued with mediocrity, although this has changed in recent years. Next season, Tottenham move into a world class 61,000- seater stadium, and it seems that Daniel Levy is taking significant steps to transform Spurs into a consistent title-challenging side. Therefore, don’t be surprised if we see new contracts over the summer for the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, and don’t be too shocked if Spurs were to make a couple of big-money signings before the season starts on 11th August.

This report shows the Tottenham player’s wages – though we are not sure how accurate they are, they are certainly interesting and worth a look.

4 Big Signings Tottenham Could Reportedly Complete This Month

Tottenham have had an OK season so far. Although they sit outside the top four, the clubs improved European performance so far must be appreciated, and there’s still a chance they could finish in the top two of the Premier League, though the league title seems out of sight for everyone but Manchester City at the minute. In this article, we take a look at four players being strongly linked with a move to the club this month…

1 – Malcolm

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Tottenham are said to be seriously interested in signing Bordeaux’s Brazilian striker Malcolm. Although reports that a £31million bid was rejected are said to be wide of the mark, Spurs’ interest is genuine, say Sky Sports.

Malcolm has scored 7 goals and assisted 4 in 18 Ligue 1 appearances this season. He’s a versatile attacker that would certainly add a much needed new dimension to Tottenham’s attack. His versatility means he could play alongside Kane and Alli or in place of them.

3 Spurs Players Who Must Be Dropped After West Ham Performance

The victory over West Ham was a lot more complicated than it needed to be. Tottenham were clinical in the first half but in the second half a mixture of errors and disorganisation nearly saw Pochettino’s men drop a 3 goal lead. Not acceptable, and the players at fault for that should, in my opinion, sit out for a few games.

1 – Serge Aurier

Need I say more? The problematic full-back showed why PSG were so happy to let him go this summer as he put in a sluggish and ill-disciplined performance. Whilst the two tackles he was booked for were not overly malicious, they were just stupid – and for me, it was a matter of time before he got sent off as he struggled positionally all afternoon. I do feel as if Aurier’s pace makes up for his lack of tactical discipline at times and he certainly has a lot to learn before becoming a regular at Tottenham. I’d certainly like to see Trippier back in the side for some time now.

Two Full Debuts: Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face Everton

Spurs travel to Goodison Park looking to avoid a run of three straight games without a win in the Premier League. After an uninspiring performance against Burnley, the players will not only be fighting for the three points, but a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Victor Wanyama was injured in the warm-up against Burnley and will have to sit out of this one as a result. Danny Rose, Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou are all ruled out as they recover from long-term injuries. Here is your Spurs predicted line-up to face Everton.

GK: Hugo Lloris

I think Mauricio Pochettino will make a few changes in this one to shake the team up a bit, but Lloris will surely keep his place.

CB: Davinson Sanchez

It was far from the perfect debut at Wembley for Sanchez. I felt a little bit of sympathy for him as he came onto the pitch just seconds after Burnley equalised at the death. He should get a proper chance here to show us what he can do.

CB: Toby Alderweireld

The arrival of Sanchez should not split or break the strong partnership of Alderweireld and Vertonghen, it should compliment it. I expect the Belgian duo to keep their places in this one.

CB: Jan Vertonghen

Wayne Rooney could still start a week after being charged with drink driving and he will have to be on the minds’ of the back three. The former England international has made a good start to the season and the primary goal will be for them to stop him hitting the back of the net.

RWB: Serge Aurier

I back Aurier to make his debut here. Securing a deadline day move, the Frenchman has had a few days to settle in after the international break and could make his first start at Goodison Park.

LWB: Ben Davies

Davies has looked a little more adventurous going forward this season and created a good chance down the left for Harry Kane against Burnley. With a three at the back system, he will have more license to get forward and create some more chances.

‘Better Late Than Never’ Spurs Fans Delighted With Deadline Day Striker Signing

Spurs signed Fernando Llorente on transfer deadline day, the club leaving it until after the 11pm deadline to announce the capture of the Spaniard on their official Twitter account. Nonetheless, the striker joins Spurs for around £12m from Swansea City with a good goalscoring record.

Llorente was a key figure at the Liberty Stadium last season and played a huge role in keeping the Swans in the Premier League after a battle at the wrong end of the table. The striker managed an impressive 15 goals last term, and won the Welsh club fifteen points all on his own. A man who can step up and make the difference when it matters.

It is highly unlikely that Llorente will slot straight in as first choice striker at Spurs and will probably look to take some of the weight off the shoulders of Harry Kane, who has endured a difficult start to the season, failing to find the net in his opening three games.

Vincent Janssen was brought in from AZ Alkmaar last summer for £17m and has failed to live up to his billing in his time at Spurs. The Dutchman netted six times in his debut season, just two of those coming from open play. With the arrival of Llorente, Janssen may see a huge chunk of his already limited first team opportunities disappear.

Not only does Llorente provide good backup for Harry Kane, he also gives Tottenham a different option up front, the opportunity to play with a target man, an option that Spurs have not had for a long while. His heading ability has been there for all to see at Swansea, and let’s hope Spurs’ playmakers recognise this and utilise it when he is on the pitch. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to the signing of Llorente on Twitter.

3 Deals That Spurs Are Almost Certain To Complete On Transfer Deadline Day

Spurs have already completed the signing of Serge Aurier on transfer deadline day, but their business is surely not over. Here are three deals that they look set to complete before the 11pm deadline.

Fernando Llorente

Spurs have had a bid accepted for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, and the striker has reportedly had a medical in North London ahead of a dramatic deadline day move.

Chelsea have been in talks with the Welsh club for a large part of the summer regarding a potential deal involving Llorente, but an agreement has not been reached. Tottenham’s accepted bid is believed to be worth around about £15m as they look to provide sufficient backup for Harry Kane.

The deal is ready to be completed at any moment. However, there is just one thing holding the announcement back. Swansea are keen to find a replacement before they sanction any move away for Llorente. They look close to resigning Wilfred Bony, but are holding back any sale of the Spaniard just in case the Bony deal falls through.

If You Can’t Beat Him, Sign Him: Spurs In Race For Former European Opponent

With Tim Sherwood in charge, Tottenham exited the Europa League in Benfica in 2014, despite staging a late comeback in Lisbon to throw the tie’s outcome into doubt through two late Nacer Chadli goals. Remember Andre Gomes from that game? Well, Spurs are now in the race to sign him. 

The midfielder now plays his football at Barcelona, and is now being made available for a season-long loan by the European giants. Spurs have reportedly shown an interest in Gomes with West Ham also ready to take 24-year-old on loan.

The former Benfica man is reportedly on £80,000-per-week, which would fit in nicely within Tottenham’s fair, but much criticised wage structure. Reports suggest that Gomes favours a move to North London. Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer of Gomes and would love to see him come through the door at Spurs on transfer deadline day.

Spurs have already brought in Serge Aurier on transfer deadline day from PSG for a fee of £23m, and are close to completing a deal for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente that could be worth up to £15m. However, Spurs are not finished yet and could add to their deadline day business with the signing of Gomes.

Gomes predominantly plays in the middle of the park and can play in defensive midfield, acting as a playmaker in a deeper role, or he can play further up behind the striker.

Squad depth will be key to Mauricio Pochettino this season as his side adapts to playing at Wembley Stadium. The Argentine boss will have to juggle the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup and the FA Cup over the course of this season and will be keen to add numbers to his squad before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm tonight.

4.30pm Update: Latest News On Llorente, Barkley, Janssen & Gaitan

There are just six-and-a-half hours left in the summer transfer window. Here is an update on the latest deadline day news surrounding Tottenham Hotspur and four players linked with moves to and away from the club.

Fernando Llorente

Surely this move will be completed in only a matter of time. Spurs have reportedly agreed a fee of around £15m for the striker and are edging closer to landing their man. The latest development in this transfer story is that the Spaniard arrived at Spurs for a medical with Mauricio Pochettino talking him into a move to Spurs.

If the Lilywhites were to complete this deal they would have snatched their target from under the noses of Chelsea, who have made Llorente one of their key targets over the course of the summer transfer window. Expect this one to go through before the 11pm deadline.

Ross Barkley

The future of Ross Barkley has been uncertain for quite some time now. We brought to you the story that Spurs could become embroiled in a deadline day bidding war for the services of the Englishman. However, since then we have heard from Sky Sources that Spurs have no interest in signing Barkley in this transfer window.

The Everton midfielder has picked up an injury that is expected to keep him out of action until November possibly, so it is believed that Spurs may wait at least until January to make their move. Arsenal and Chelsea are also reportedly interested after the champions had a £25m rejected for the attacking midfielder. Where will he end up this evening?

Vincent Janssen

With the move of Fernando Llorente edging ever closer, that deal could spell the end at Spurs for the struggling Dutch striker Vincent Janssen. The front man has been left frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities and his lack of goals last season.

Janssen scored six times in all competitions last season, just two of those goals coming from open play. Despite his poor goalscoring record in England, West Brom and Stoke are interested in signing the striker on deadline day. It may surprise you to read that Spurs could make a profit on this deal, a West Brom bid could be worth as much at £23m, according to the Sun.

Nico Gaitan

According to reports, Atletico Madrid have offered Tottenham their winger Nico Gaitan. They believe that the 29-year-old’s future lies away from Madrid, and have offered him to Spurs as well as West Ham. Watford are also reportedly weighing up a move for Gaitan this evening.

Spurs have made four signings so far this summer, but none of them have strengthened their attacking ranks. Fernando Llorente will bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s striking options if he joins, but Spurs will still be keen to strengthen their creativity. Could Gaitan be their man?

Daniel Levy About To Work His Magic In Potential £23m Deal?

Vincent Janssen appears to be a man no longer wanted at Tottenham…

Vincent Janssen arrived from AZ Alkmaar last season for a fee of £17m with high hopes of succeeding in the Premier League. However, his debut season in English football has not gone to plan. The Dutchman netted just once from open play last season in the league in what was a goalscoring nightmare for Janssen.

He was drafted in last summer to provide backup for Harry Kane, and understood that he would receive limited chances in the first team with the prolific nature of first choice striker Kane. On the other hand, he would have expected more playing time than he has received under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The striker admitted that he is unhappy with his situation at Spurs and would ideally like to be given more of an opportunity to prove his worth to the manager and the Tottenham faithful. Well, if he was unhappy a couple of days ago, then he will be distraught on deadline day.

It seems that Spurs have lined up a replacement for him in the form of Fernando Llorente. The Lilywhites have had a bid of around £15m accepted for the Swansea City striker, he could complete his move to Tottenham later today.

This deal could trigger Janssen’s exit from Spurs, who is currently on international duty with the Netherlands, preparing for tonight’s World Cup qualifier against France. Whether he is in the knowledge that he could be on the verge of a move away from Spurs is anybody’s guess.

West Brom and Stoke are reportedly interested in Janssen and could end up paying top dollar for the Spurs misfit’s services. The Sun report that West Brom are ready to offer £23m for the Dutchman. Daniel Levy has a record for making clubs pay over the odds for Spurs deadwood. Could he have played yet another blinder here?

Spurs Miss Out On Target As He Completes Deadline Day Move Away

Divock Origi has completed his loan move from Liverpool to Wolfsburg, ending any chance that Tottenham could have made a move for the striker on deadline day. 

This summer, Spurs have been on the lookout for backup to Harry Kane, but have yet to bring in a new striker in this transfer window. The Lilywhites brought in AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen for £17m last year in the hope that he would provide sufficient backup for Spurs’ main striker.

However, the Dutchman failed to hit the ground running at White Hart Lane, netting just once from open play, failing to live up to his billing. He could complete a deadline day move away to either Stoke or West Brom in a deal that could be worth up to £23m, surprisingly a £6m profit on what Daniel Levy paid a year ago.

Divock Origi has found first team minutes hard to come by under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, and is desperate to play more football with a World Cup coming up next summer. He is likely to get more game time in the Bundesliga and will be looking to rediscover his goalscoring form. Origi didn’t even make the bench in the 4-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
Origi’s father had hinted that the striker could have joined Tottenham in this summer transfer window, but all hope of that deal going through has been ended with his move to Wolfburg. Spurs had been linked with a move for the Belgian front man after his father’s comments.

It appears that Spurs knew the deal was highly unlikely for quite some time as they have had a bid of around £15m accepted for Fernando Llorente from Swansea City. The deal should go through if Wilfred Bony returns to the Liverty Stadium, a move which is looking increasingly likely as the day goes on.