Date: 15th October 2017 at 6:49pm
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Cynics will say that it was only a matter of time …but having managed not to do anything daft on the pitch for a few weeks, Dele Alli is now tipped to up recent antics with a decent attempt at achieving a massive own goal – off the pitch.

The Sun are running with a piece on the Milton Keynes Messiah, suggesting that the boy is looking to have his salary supercharged from £50,000 a week to a whopping £160,000 a week.

Sure, we’ve become somewhat used to eye-watering amounts of money in the Premier League, but as a matter of course the big amounts are paid out to the big performing players.

At Spurs, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris are the top earners, although Christian Eriksen has benefited hugely from the club’s bonus structure the big earners at Tottenham consists of three.

Gladys believes that this number is not too far off the mark at all. However Dele Alli’s situation at THFC may not be quite as rock solid as the 21 year old thinks it is.

One agent told Glad:

“He’s a talent we all know that, but he’s been off the boil, bans instead of goals. So his new rep is going in with fours years left on him wanting more than Harry Kane? That’s only going to cause friction.”

Spurs believe their default position with all players is one of fairness. The club knows that contracts need to  serve and protect both parties. What Spurs do not expect is to deal with unrealistic demands from agents representing players that simply aren’t performing.

If Dele Alli genuinely believes he’s even worth the same money as Kane, then he is in dire need of a reality check.

Daniel Levy is just the man to provide him with one.

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

  • Syd 😎 October 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

    At the moment he is worth about the money he is getting paid. He’s the type of player that needs an incentive based contract

  • Spurs est_1882 October 16, 2017 at 9:23 am

    There could be presented of 2 issues here 1) Kane is not paid enough (which many a pundit will argue) 2) Dele is getting some very bad advice. If I were Levy I would offer the boy a new contract, same pay, but bonuses that could get him to £100-150k a week if he scores and assists a butt load (like De Bruyne – who was on £115k a week just last year), and his a huge count of ball touches each game (make the lazy little shit do some work). Then any bookings see’s him lose a weeks wages, red card = 3 weeks, and suspensions are the value of the card plus unpaid (so red card, 1 match suspension is 4weeks unpaid). Time some of these prima donna’s get told to earn their money not demand it.

  • Will October 16, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I think that this is twice in one year that we have actually agreed on something. Master Bighead has yet to do enough to justify his current wage. IIRC it all started when Ruby Mae came on the scene and the toy boy listens to her far too much.

  • Nick October 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    On a different slant to recent comments on “poch didn’t like me at first” may be relevant.If poch is the man manager he’s made out to be then this current episode with bamidele will be a clear cut yes or no from the boss in levy’s ear

  • Nick October 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    If true he has to go.Hes not worth the money & if he can be sold for £50m+ then good bye good luck & good riddance

  • Nick October 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    👋✋️👋✋️ Time for the famous dele wave

  • Brian Fisher October 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    This is such a shame. Ever since Dele bought into the Rose Rant; his quality and his value has deteriorated drastically. The last thing he needs is an agent. He needs a sound personal advisor who is not greed obsessed to help him develop a career strategic plan. A few months ago he was acknowledging that if not for football; he would probably be a street kid. He may learn it’s not to late. He has a terrific potential and could end up being a wealthy and respected leader by 30. He is rapidly starting to display the potential to use himself up – like Balotelli did. I hope he chooses to get some sound counsel and develop a strategy rather than sell his soul to some parasitic agent or agency. It would be a shame if he undermined himself and failed to meet his potential.

    • Will October 16, 2017 at 7:11 am

      It all seemed to happen when the WAG circuit noticed him (and his pay cheque) and IMHO he listens far too much when in bed as these succubi have a nose for money and the problems it creates.

  • Sexy Beast October 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    New blag

  • ronwol196061 October 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    well believe it or not blanchflower and mackay and greaves and hoddle et al all had quiet periods. has he done it long enough to be viewed in that light? no but he has done it for two years and against the best domestically, eg both goals against chelsea last year, and so is he someone we should all desperately want to keep rather than risk encouraging him to leave by bitching about how he is not perfect every game, well the answer to that is self evident to me at least

    Greaves had a quiet period? When Cyril? He scored a hat trick in his first game and never stopped scoring.Yes maybe now.
    Mackay was signed in 1958.In 1959 we challenged for the league.In 1960 we won everything and he went on to play for Derby and was a hero there. Blanchflower was brilliant his whole life. Hoddle from what I could see had also an industrious carreer. Who is Dele??????????
    He is a babe in a leather jacket looking like Fonzi so far

    • ronwol196061 October 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      To be honest Dele looks disinterested.It doesnt look like a general loss of form. He gives two fingers to the world,I think unless it suits him.Thats my impression.I could be wrong.

      • Harry Hotspur October 16, 2017 at 1:45 am

        Alli gave the ball away more than any other Spurs player against Bournemouth. One for the Dele stat club 😏

        • Robbo October 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm

          Well yes but to be fair he plays in a position were his passes and touches are more likely to be in the opponents third and therefore he’ll have far more players around him. It’s like saying Henderson is an amazing player because he can pass it 5 yards to the side with ease.

          I was at Wembley and I thought whilst he was quiet in an attacking sense, he worked hard and pressed well and Poch will have recognised that. He’s a young player going through a bad patch but he’s got far too much quality not to come good.

          As far as wages go, we shouldn’t get to over anxious about an article in The Sun that has no link to Dele himself, he hasn’t done a Rose. Let’s get off the lads back and allow to to flourish like he has over the last two seasons.

  • San Diego Spurs October 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    It’s all believable, but…it is the Sun after all

  • Harry Hotspur October 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    For readers wishing to leave snide comments within 100 yards of itk there’s only one outcome!

    • Castankerous1😠 October 15, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      How do we know when we’re outside the 100 yard exclusion zone?

      • ronwol196061 October 15, 2017 at 9:24 pm

        The ITK yards are about the size of Wembley so watch out

      • ronwol196061 October 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

        The Boy,Cas, is going Nuclear

        • Castankerous1😠 October 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

          Only a little nuclear, the blast radius is only 100 yards..

      • Harry Hotspur October 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        You’re still able to post comments.

    • 89Spurs👁 October 15, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      And we all know what that is. He will leave when someone comes up with the right offer for him.
      The same as Bale and Modric.
      It’s not rocket science!

      • ronwol196061 October 15, 2017 at 9:25 pm

        Who….? Cas?

  • Matt October 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Ludicrous demands if correct. Love to be a fly on the wall when the new agent asks dan for a 90k Per week increase. Signing Barkley will add some spice.

  • Teddyboy October 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Given current questionable form and behaviour, now is surely not the time to ask for a salary increase?

  • Mattspurs October 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    The press don’t like spurs, it’s fairly simple.

    As I said on here a few weeks back Dele is in a bit of agent limbo. His current agent owed the HMRC £2m and has now gone into administration. It is likely that Dele will be getting a new agent fairly soon. When that new agent signs him up it will be a fairly big deal – signing England’s leading young player, Dele ‘the hype’ Alli will be a coup worthy of industry if not national headlines. Until an agent signs him nobody will be negotiating anything – it’s all utter tosh at the moment.

    • Harry Hotspur October 15, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      I think you’re missing the gist of the itk. The lad is GOING to ask for a disproportionate increase via his new agents.

      If you greet itk with phrases such as ‘utter tosh at the moment’, you get binned.

      • Lilywhite without the ll October 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

        no harm in saying The Sun is utter tosh 😉

        • Harry Hotspur October 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm

          No harm at all ☺️

      • Castankerous1😠 October 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        For clarification purposes only (you understand I’m sure), are these words permissible instead?:

        • JerusalemMan October 15, 2017 at 8:55 pm

          Some of those words are magnificent and should be used more often.

          • ronwol196061 October 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm


            • Sexy Beast October 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm

              What a load of flim flam.
              Just so there is no confusion Mein Fuher i am not questioning your impeccable ITK.

  • MiT October 15, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    If he were at ANY sort of odds with the squad, or if any sort of attitude was a major problem, Pochettino would bench him. Poch has shown no hesitance with such in the past.

  • melcyid October 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    unless we have someone who can do the same as Deles good bits we shall have to keep him.His skill and vision is not commonplace.his tattoo sleeve behavior is feral

  • Flynnbob October 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    This story has been doing the rounds for the last 2 days and I hoped you would come out and call bullshit on the whole thing.If this is true,then I just don’t see how he stays after this season .Performances,attitude and commitment have all been dreadful this season .I was at the game yesterday and couldn’t help but notice the flailing arms or hands even shaking of the head every time somebody did something he didn’t like,you see it on tv but in real life it’s even more often .The attitude has gone beyond having a edge and is becoming toxic,the biggest giveaway to his changing attitude is dier, there is no bromance not even a bit of brotherly protection anymore .maybe his onetime best mucka has had enough of him as well.

  • Lord Croker October 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Kane and Ally share separate showers.

  • AccringtonSpurs October 15, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I’d understand if Dele wants something in the region of £80k at 21 years of age – he has provided a huge amount of goals and assists for us regardless of how well he plays. He should know that wages are performance related at Spurs, and that contracts are frequently revisited every year or so. What’s the hurry? Unless he wants out?

    • David Dillenberg October 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Agents schmagents speak. Holding the club to ransom wont work. One winner only.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Let him go. He can demand wages.We can demand serious dough.

      • Flynnbob October 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm