Dele Alli and Harry Kane are among six Tottenham Hotspur stars who are expected to follow Mauricio Pochettino’s footsteps and commit their future to the club this summer, according to the London Evening Standard.
The Argentine extended his stay in north London on Thursday by putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal which will see him earn around £8.5 million-a-year; making him the Lilywhites’ top earner.
However, according to the report, that is not expected to be the case for much longer, as with the 46-year-old set to remain at Spurs for the foreseeable future, chairman Daniel Levy is now hopeful of a domino effect across the squad.
Alli and Kane are just two of six names listed as critical players who will commit their future, with Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Heung-min Son all said to follow suit.
The deals are not said to be imminent, although Tottenham are expecting to have the new agreements in place ahead of the opening of their new stadium next season.
Captain Lloris has previously stated that his future would be “tied” alongside Pochettino’s, and it is thought several players were reluctant to sign up with the manager’s path in doubt.
The report claims that part of the former Southampton boss’ new arrangement at Spurs will see a greater financial commitment from the club’s hierarchy, with the manager issuing a plea of “be brave and take risks” to chairman Levy towards the back end of the season.
The Argentine is said to have £100m at his disposal this summer, as funded from above, while the same amount again will also be handed to him should they raise enough in transfer sales.
Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose, as well as several others, are mooted as potential leavers, while Anthony Martial, Matthijs De Ligt and Wilfried Zaha are on Pochettino’s transfer wish list.