Tottenham staggered by Eric Dier’s demands to at least double his current £60,000-a-week wages with Jose Mourinho hoping deal can be reached
- Tottenham have been taken aback by Eric Dier’s significant wage demands
- 26-year-old wants double the £60,000-a-week wages he currently earns
- Dier has less than a year remaining on his current contract and wants to stay
Eric Dier has stunned Tottenham Hotspur’s hierarchy with wages demands at least double his current salary, Sportsmail understands.
The 26-year-old has less than 12 months to run on his deal and wants to stay at the club given the relationship he has forged with boss Jose Mourinho.
But we have been told that chairman Daniel Levy has been taken aback by Dier’s expectation of a wage more than double the £60,000-a-week he currently earns.
Tottenham have been left stunned by Eric Dier’s demands to double his current salary
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been taken aback by the England international’s request
It is said that the England international wants the rise to bring him in line with others in the squad, although Spurs believe the financial uncertainty of a post-pandemic market makes that unrealistic.
We reported in February that Dier’s future was in doubt with Spurs willing to sell the England international this summer if he did not commit to a new deal.
Since then Dier has won a place in the side in his preferred centre-back position and would like to remain in North London.
The 26-year-old has less than 12 months to run on his current deal and wants to stay at the club
Mourinho is also keen for him to stay and it is hoped an agreement can be reached.
Mourinho has stood by Dier during the fallout over the incident which saw the player climb into the stands and confront a fan following a game in March.
Dier – who said he was defending his brother – was this week given a four-match ban and fined £40,000 by the Football Association.
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