It is that time of the transfer window when most of the exciting deals happen within the space of hours and with some of the biggest clubs in Europe still active in the transfer market, there are a few clubs who will have to work hard to keep their top players at the squad beyond the deadline day.
One such team is Tottenham Hotspur, who have already lost their first choice right-back in Kyle Walker. They have one of the brightest youngsters in world football in Dele Alli, who is not helping the club’s clause.
Alli changing agents:
According to a story from the Daily Mail, the English sensational is looking to change his agent before the deadline day and the timing of this move from the youngster has now given rise to a number of rumours.
The story claims that the 21-year old is looking to turn himself into one of the highest earners at the club while some even speculate that he might be ready for a mega-money move this summer or the next. This will surely worry Pochettino, who will now have to offer an insane amount of wages for the youngster to stay back at the club.
Mauricio Pochettino has earned loads of reputation as a nurturer of young talents but he is yet to win a trophy with Tottenham Hotspur and it will not take long for the players to be frustrated. The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are looking for young players who can establish themselves for a long time in their first team and such interests will play into the player’s hands.
Alli signed a £60,000-a-week deal last September and though it is not too far away from Harry Kane’s £110,000-a-week, making him the top earner at the club, the 21-year old could be earning more than thrice his current wages.
The recent interview from Danny Rose cleared up the picture, which is not too pretty for Spurs so should they look to change their wage structure for Alli?
No perfect solution:
That will be the biggest problem for the club going into the new season. Spurs are not winning the treble anytime soon and are not a club who can keep their top players for years together. Unless Pochettino starts winning trophies, players like Kane and Alli will look to move to bigger clubs in England, and the only way to stop them is to match the wages that other clubs offer.
Spurs can more than just afford to improve their overall wage structure and though it might send a bad message to potential buys, it is something that needs to be done before the squad disintegrates.
This summer, the squad might be safe from such problems but with the senseless amounts thrown around this summer, it is time for Spurs to join in and make the necessary change to stay atop. Do you think Spurs should stick with their wage structure and risk losing Alli next summer?