Recently, an article that appeared on this site, Click Here, suggested that the new deal signed by Harry Kane, a deal that saw our prized asset see his salary dramatically increase, heralded the dawn of a new era at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Our article also suggested that, on the back of the Harry Kane deal, the likes of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli were also likely to be offered more financially lucrative deals, in order to keep them at the club.
Today, the local London media vehicle, the Standard, are suggesting that the latter of the two players we referred to, Dele Alli, is set to agree a new deal with the club.
Although 22-year-old Alli only put pen-to-paper on a new six-year deal in September 2016, the deal only saw Alli paid a salary around about the £60,000 a week mark.
The new deal will see the midfielder get a substantial pay increase that will see his weekly salary rise to close to the £100,000 mark.
Now that may seem a significant increase but is it sufficient?
Whilst accepting that Tottenham Hotspur have to operate under certain financial restraints and obey the Financial Fair Play regulations, Alli’s new deal is a long way short of what players at other Premier League clubs are being paid.
Furthermore, with Alli considered one of the most valuable assets of the Spurs side, should he be paid more?
If I were to look in from a neutral perspective, I’d suggest that Alli has been short-changed.
Continuing with the arrival of a new dawn inference, perhaps it’d be more apt to suggest the new dawn may be with us but the sun isn’t shining, currently, as brightly as we perhaps hoped for!