The Mirror are confident that the next names to be invited over the tannoy at Hotspur Way to ‘kindly report to the HR Dept’ are that of Dele all and Christian Eriksen. Unless ENIC are planning upon upping their wages x turnover percentage then they will have done well to get in so quickly.
Because my back of a cigarette packets maths says that there isn’t enough for everyone to get double bubble. Of course, it is possible to create more money by selling players – Moussa Sissoko has been busily hoovering up £95,000 a week since he got here – which is quite astonishing when one pictures that amount as a discount if one were to buy someone who was actually good. If ENIC are to be brave, as Harry Kane’s pay rise suggests, the jig is now well and truly up as far as discussing pay with new signings.
You might be able to fend off deadbeats like Sissooko with ‘only’ £95,000 pwk, but truly coveted players won’t accept Levy’s buttons. This leads me to ponder Alderweireld’s situation – for the umpteenth time.
How much was he really asking for? If it was parity with the sort of raise Kane got, then he wasn’t being unreasonable. You’d expect your two Champions League grade centre backs to be earning market rate. Walker expected market rate. He won the league.
Potentially exciting times – the first time I’ve genuinely felt that way since I don’t know when – but the devil is always in the detail and it so it will be fascinating to see what Daniel does next. Or is this a Trojan Horse for more of the same endless ‘building’ as ENIC scamper towards balancing the books?
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