Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has sent his agent to deny claims in the media that the 24-year-old has made unusually high wage demands.
With two years left on his current deal and his wages at a stunningly cheap level, the two sides are understandably working on a new contract. A report in The Telegraph claimed that Eriksen has asked for nearly $200,000 a week in the new contract discussions.
Following Spurs’ opening day draw at Everton, the Dane posted “don’t believe everything you read on the internet” on his Twitter account.
Following up Eriksen’s post, his Dutch agent Martin Schoots took to the media to deny the reports. “The only thing that I can say is that if money were the most important thing, Christian would not have gone to Ajax at the first place,” Schoots told The Evening Standard. “At the time, he was 16 we were in contact with clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea and AC Milan. And if money were the most important thing, he wouldn’t have joined Tottenham three years ago. He had interest from some of the richest clubs in the world.”
Eriksen moved from Ajax to Spurs in the summer of 2013 and has become one of Tottenham’s most creative players. Yet he is still reportedly on wages of just $41,000 a week, far below the $90,000 a week the club just reportedly handed Eric Dier in a new five-year deal.