Player Salaries & Contracts in Tottenham Hotspur
We’ve all witnessed the whole saga about Harry Kane and his potential move to Manchester City after Euro 2020. Although Spurs’ captain declared his will to leave Tottenham and become a Citizen, Spurs’ owner Daniel Levy had different plans. Kane is bound to his current team until 2024 according to the six-year contract he had signed earlier.
Levy accepted none of many Man City attempts and proposals in the summer of 2021 as Harry Kane stayed in London. The captain tops the list of the highest-paid Spurs players but he wants an opportunity for trophies. The arrival of Antonio Conte as the new head coach might just be what Harry Kane needs and we may easily see a big turnaround in his wishes.
While we can’t wait to see whether Conte will find a way to make Spurs competitive in the battle for the UEFA Champions League spots, let’s take some time to check the list of the highest-paid Tottenham Hotspur assets. A look at their contracts by betting picks site NewJerseySafeBetting can reveal the team’s future plans.
1 – Harry Kane – $14 million/year
Kane makes $14 million a year in Tottenham. This amount does not make him the highest-paid player in the world and the Three Lions’ talisman could certainly make more money elsewhere. However, he has been so long with the Spurs, he has a great connection with the fans, and he could easily become the team’s legend if he stays. Harry did not shine at the Euro 2020 although he helped England reach the final. He then had a nightmare start to the 2021/22 Premier League season, scoring only one goal in the opening ten rounds of the competition. Nonetheless, the team’s fortunes may well shift around following the arrival of Antonio Conte and it will be very interesting to track both Kane’s and Spurs’ progress under the manager who led Inter Milan to a much-wanted Scudetto title in the 2020/21 campaign.
2 – Tanguy Ndombele – $14 million/year
Tanguy Ndombele is the unusual suspect at the joint-top spot on the list of the highest-paid Tottenham Hotspur players. Spurs signed him from Lyon in a $74 million move in July 2019 but the defensive midfielder (who enjoyed a brilliant spell of form with Lyon in the Ligue 1) looked unhappy at the start of the 2021/22 season. He justified the hefty price tag in his first two years at Tottenham but has failed to impress under either Ryan Mason or Nuno Espirito Santo. The Frenchman is currently even eyeing a Barcelona move in the near future after making only six appearances in the opening ten Premier League games of the 2021/22 season. While Spurs need a player of his caliber in the starting eleven, his massive wage (identical to one of Harry Kane’s) does represent a problem. Ndombele is tied with a contract until 2025.
3 – Heung-Min Son – $9.7 million/year
Next up is Heung-Min Son who definitely deserves a higher wage. The South Korean has been one of the most consistent Tottenham Hotspur players in the last several years. He was by far the best player in the team at the beginning of the 2021/22 season, single-handedly carrying the whole squad in the first third of the campaign. Son is a lethal finisher, he is quick on the ball, has quick feet, has a strong passing game, etc. In short, Son is a precious gem, and Spurs’ fans do appreciate everything he has constantly been doing for the team since his arrival. Son is bound to Spurs until 2025 but we strongly believe that he deserves a much higher wage, especially if you compare him to some other Premier League “stars” who are way below his caliber.
4 – Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – $7.15 million/year
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is the type of player every manager wants to have in his ranks. The Danish midfielder earned his reputation in England through the Southampton shirt. He was a Saint for four years (made 138 appearances there) before joining Tottenham Hotspur in July 2020. He quickly became an inevitable piece of Jose Mourinho’s squad. He was also a constant starter under Ryan Mason, as well as Nuno Espirito Santo. Hojbjerg featured in all 38 Premier League games in the 2020/21 season, playing as many as 3420 minutes in the process. He did not miss a single of the opening ten matches of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign either. Hojbjerg’s contract expires in 2025 and there are no doubts that the Danish midfielder will be one of the key players for Tottenham in the years to come.
5 – Hugo Lloris – $7 million/year
Next up is goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The 34-year-old keeper has not renewed his contract which expires in 2022. Considering his age, we believe that Tottenham Hotspur have already started to think about alternative solutions between the posts. While the Frenchman has been among Spurs’ best players in the last several years, is it hard to believe that the team can offer him a similar salary for the new contract even if they want to keep him as a starting keeper at the age of 35 (he will be 35 when his contract expires).
6 – Dele Alli – $7 million/year
Dele Alli has been a mystery for quite some time now. He is miles away from the form he had right after arriving at the club from Milton Keynes Dons. Alli used to be one of the best Spurs players alongside Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, but these times seem a distant memory from the current perspective. Dele has not been anywhere near his best since Mauricio Pochetttino’s time. Alli has failed to impress Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo, but he got another opportunity to shine under Antonio Conte. It will be exciting to see how the English attacking midfielder will perform under the Italian manager. One thing is for sure, Dele Alli should not be on this list of the highest-paid Tottenham Hotspur players. Not with the form he has shown in the last three years.