Tottenham stars are lining up to leave because of the club’s rigid pay structure, according to Daily Mail.
Left back Danny Rose rocked the club in a newspaper interview on Thursday in which he insinuated he would be happy to leave, and questioned the club’s lack of spending on wages and new signings.
Rose, thought to have been fined two weeks’ wages and forced to apologise for the timing of his comments, signed a new £65,000-a-week deal last September and is unlikely to be angling for a new contract at the club.
Instead the defender would prefer a move, ideally to Manchester United where he knows he could at least double his wages and be at a club able to invest significantly in the squad to ensure they consistently stay in the hunt for trophies.
‘I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth,’ Rose said.
‘I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me. Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal.
‘I’m not saying I want out but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.’
Chelsea are also interested in Rose but if he leaves, a move to Old Trafford seems more likely in a transfer that could see Luke Shaw go in the opposite direction.
Tottenham have already lost England full back Kyle Walker to Manchester City which has seen his wages rocket to £150,000 a week, but chairman Daniel Levy could now be willing to sell Rose — though not for less than the £54million Tottenham received for Walker.
Spurs have yet to sign a single player this summer, and Rose is among a number of major stars understood to be plotting their White Hart Lane exits, fearing the club cannot match their financial and trophy ambitions.
Spurs’ top earners, striker Harry Kane and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, both earn in the region of £110,000 a week — way below the wages of the Premier League’s elite.
Provided the club continue to play in Champions League — and benefit from the competition’s revenue — Tottenham are set to increase their wage levels.
But with the likes of Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, who was tempted by a move to Old Trafford, and Toby Alderweireld knowing they can earn huge money elsewhere, small-scale pay rises are unlikely to keep players satisfied.
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