Rio Ferdinand offers advice to Tottenham over Harry Kane situation
The former Manchester United defender tells Tottenham to offer Harry Kane whatever it takes
Rio Ferdinand has urged Tottenham Hotspur to pay Harry Kane what he is worth.
The England international is currently in contract negotiations with the north London club over a new deal.
Kane is believed to be earning in the region of £60,000-a-week after the 23-year-old put pen to paper on a new contract in 2015.
However, Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko is thought to be taking home a whopping £100,000-a-week following his £30m summer move from Newcastle United.
Kane has scored three goals in two Premier League games since his return from a serious ankle injury earlier this month.
Former Manchester United midfielder Ferdinand believes Tottenham need to tie down Kane to a new deal doing whatever it takes.
“There has been a lot of talk over his contract situation over the last few days and while the two parties may have agreed to postpone things until the end of the season, Spurs will be making a mistake to let this drag on,” Ferdinand told The London Evening Standard.
“When Kane signed his last deal, it was worth a basic £50,000 a week that is now believed to have risen to about £60,000 after he reached certain targets but that is still about £20,000 a week less than White Hart Lane’s top earners.
“Then there are his fellow England team-mates, Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge, earning at least double that.”
Kane finished as the Premier League’s top goal-scorer last season after a return of 25 goals in 37 games.
The England star has netted five times in seven Premier League games despite his injury-hit start to the 2016-17 season.
Tottenham will make the trip to Premier League leaders Chelsea in their next game at Stamford Bridge.