Date: 3rd October 2017 at 3:36pm
Written by:

Gladys tells me that the Manchester City interest in Eric Dier came into being after a casual conversation between a representative of the club and Stijn Francis who is amongst other things, Toby Alderweireld’s agent.

The original interest was apparently in Toby, but that rapidly cooled upon being told by Francis that the immaculately coiffured 28 year old was soon to be signing a new deal that that would keep him at Tottenham for at least the next 3 seasons.

Not only was Toby staying, but he would be given a basic deal that would financially trump the existing deals in place for both Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane.

As you may well be aware at this stage, there’s a busy bee bonus structure in play at THFC and so characters like Christian Eriksen and Ben Davies who have good but comparatively unspectacular base deals are able to gain parity with ‘better paid’ teammates. They achieve this by producing game changing performances. As Glad revealed not too long ago, Eriksen’s £70,000 a week had been routinely rolling in at £100,000 a week.

Over the past few seasons Spurs have been particularly agile in the old ‘extension’ game and it’s unlikely to be a long wait before Harry Kane’s deal gets enhanced again.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Syd 😎 October 4, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Al
    EXCELLENT

    Excellent Smithers excellent

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 3, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Nuvva blog

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Stijn is not a proper name. This should impact contract negotiations. Surely ones representation should have a proper name. Its all detailed in the Ralph clause.

    • Jacob SPURTS-Mogg 💋 October 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        ……and there she is!

  • mattspurs October 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Do their bonuses tally with their whoscored.com rating?

    Wonder what Harry gets a goal!

  • Sid Trotter October 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Can I have one of these pay structures too. I’d service Gladys regular

    • Freund or Foe October 3, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      How regularly? She’s insatiable.

      • Jacob SPURTS-Mogg 💋 October 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm

        Satiable? Is that near Chelmsford?

  • Flynnbob October 3, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Let’s wait for the pic with poch before getting to excited.but if ever a defender deserved it ,then it would be Toby jug

    • Freund or Foe October 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      If footballers deserve 100k plus per week, then I deserve a full refund for all the games I attended in the 90’s and 00’s.

      • Flynnbob October 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm

        Completely different conversation and one I don’t disagree with you on.but as they are paid these wages and he is the best defender in the league he deserves parity with our top earners

        • Freund or Foe October 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm

          I love a parity with a happy atmosphere.

  • Freund or Foe October 3, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I think I’m having contractions.

    • Jacob SPURTS-Mogg 💋 October 3, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Wow. What did you have for dinner last?

  • Castankerous1😠 October 3, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    So are we not actually extending his contract, but just giving the lad a pay rise? 😘

  • Panama Paul October 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I’m liking the sound of our incentive/ performance based wage structure. Does this mean that Dele has been taking a pay cut recently?

  • Jacob SPURTS-Mogg 💋 October 3, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Oh dear.

    • UnkleTaff October 3, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      You little scamp, you.

    • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Do you know where there’s all night abortionists, luv?

      • Jacob SPURTS-Mogg 💋 October 3, 2017 at 4:58 pm

        I started to answer that question but changed my mind and terminated my response before I’d got to the end.

        • gloster1861 October 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

          Don’t get the needle.

        • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm

          It’s what the pope would’ve wanted.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 October 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I though he was already here for three years.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 October 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      *the next three years.

      • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm

        He could be sold tomorrow. As was Bonzo (as will be Rose).

        He won’t, as he’s staying for at least 3 more seasons.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 October 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

          Am I wrong in recalling that his contract, as of yesterday, was until 2020?

          • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:14 pm

            Oh dear.

            No, his contract is until 2019 with an alleged clause to extend to 2020.

            However… He could be sold tomorrow. As was Bonzo (as will be Rose).

            He won’t, as he’s staying for at least 3 more seasons.

            • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm

              You’re not really labouring under the misunderstanding that football contracts are legally binding are you?

              • 61SpursNut🌰 October 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm

                Oh dear, sorry for being mistaken and asking for clarification. You really do misunderstand people’s posts sometimes don’t you?

                • Castankerous1😠 October 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm

                  Sorry I didn’t quite catch that, can we go over it again just one more time please?

                  • 61SpursNut🌰 October 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm

                    I’m sure Harry would love to.

                • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

                  No I don’t. What I do tend to do is read lots of poorly expressed stuff and then get sucked into totally futile exchanges.

                  • harryabbots October 3, 2017 at 4:29 pm

                    However, it does make great reading. Especially when you ask someone to go forth….

                    • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm

                      ‘Isn’t he contracted for 3 years anyway?’
                      ‘Don’t worry about that, his agent says…’
                      ‘But…’
                      ‘Give me a break’
                      ‘How rude!’

                  • 61SpursNut🌰 October 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm

                    It wasn’t futile as you gave me the answer that I wanted at 4:14, for which I am grateful. However, at 4:15 you asked an unnecessary question, to which the answer is “no”.

                    Thanks for your time and effort in this matter.

                    Nut.

                    • Jacob SPURTS-Mogg 💋 October 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm

                      Toby or not Toby? *That* is the question.

          • DC Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm

            Well let’s see. He said next three seasons. Next season begins in 2018 and ends in 2019. So the next three seasons would mean it would go to the summer of 2021.

            Contract renewals are almost always overlapping. If Harry’s words are to be taken literally, I would assume that starting on the day he signs it until the end of the season in the summer of 2021, Toby would be paid more.

            In contract law, contracts where one party does not exchange anything of value (hold the jokes) are merely gratuitous promises and are not enforceable. That usually means that when a player wants a raise and the club is willing to give that raise (contractually), the player must offer something other than that which he is already obligated to do. Hence, most pay raise renewals like this cover the period for which the player is already contracted but add another year or more.

            • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm

              Someone else who wants to apply contract law to footballers. Good luck with that.

              • 61SpursNut🌰 October 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm

                I wonder who else does that.

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

                Instead of a contract a chairman should just give a player a brown lemon, then when the player leaves he just returns said item to the chairman who then kisses the player on the forehead and whispers, “and goodbye”.

            • gloster1861 October 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm

              Toby merely needs to proffer a peppercorn to THFC every year as his side of the contract. That represents an article of value as per contract law.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π October 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Super, smashing, great.

    • Castankerous1😠 October 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Nicey. 👍

  • 89Spurs👁 October 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Well done Toby you deserve it, as well as a few others.

  • Horndog October 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    In Gladys we trust.

    • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      She’s toilet cleaner that likes dogging

      • Horndog October 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm

        No wonder I trust her. 😬

      • Al October 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm

        Any chance of a photo
        Or a pair of her knickers

        • Harry Hotspur October 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm

          What knickers?

    • Panama Paul October 3, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Or in Gladys we thrust.

      • Castankerous1😠 October 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        She likes a bit of toilet brush BDSM, so rumour has it..

        • Panama Paul October 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm

          Probably scrubs up quite nicely…

  • Al October 3, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    EXCELLENT