In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur risk losing Dele Alli if wage structure not altered

Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli is open to a move abroad as he considers changing agents, according to the Daily Mail.

What’s the word?

The North London outfit’s wage policy has been a big talking point over the last few weeks.

Left-back Danny Rose suggested in an interview with The Sun recently that he and a number of his teammates are not paid what they deserve.

According to the Daily Mail, Alli feels that he is worth triple the £60,000-a-week salary that he currently earns, and that he could earn a hefty amount elsewhere.

The publication claims that the England international is considering parting with long-term agent Rob Segal, which has put rival clubs on alert.

Interestingly, the Daily Mail reports that Alli is open to moving abroad, which is sure to attract the attention of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

How do Tottenham respond?

There is no serious indication that the 21-year-old is considering leaving Tottenham this summer, but if he does change representation then club officials may start to get nervous.

Spurs know that if one of the Premier League or European elites make a move for Alli, under their current wage structure they will be unable to compete.

The Mail states that Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris are Tottenham’s highest earners on £110,000 per week, but given the figures that rival clubs are paying out, some of Spurs’ top stars may look elsewhere.

Now that the issue has been raised in the public domain, chairman Daniel Levy may need to increase salaries in order to keep the club’s best players.