The former Spurs midfielder is positive about the direction that his old side is going in but sees a problem emerging at the North London club
Jermaine Jenas would like to see Tottenham Hotspur break their wage structure in the next few seasons so they can keep hold of a unique group of players including Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris.
Spurs have a salary cap currently imposed on their squad of £100,000-a-week with Lloris and Kane as the two highest earners, while Danny Rose came out and said that his club don’t pay their players enough in a recent interview.
Jenas played 155 games for Spurs and is now a BT Sport expert. He believes that Spurs are risking losing more star players in the coming season than just Kyle Walker, who left the club for £50 million to join Manchester City.
“I think the one thing that will always hold them back is that wage structure,” Jenas told Goal. “Until they break that wage structure they will never be a super-club. Manchester City will pay £200,000-a-week, Manchester United will pay £200,000 to £250,000-a-week to their players.
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“Right now, Harry Kane is one year away from being worth that, if already not being worth that. He could probably go to Man United and collect £230,000 or £250,000-a-week already and quite easily.