Tottenham Hotspur Wages in 2019/20

As a club, Tottenham Hotspur haven’t always been shown in a good light when it comes to paying competitive wages. Some players have even come out and criticised their payments in the past but as Spurs have tried to compete with the best in Europe, that situation has changed to an extent.

In this article, we will look at the current situation at the club and see just how much some of the squad have been walking away with during the 2019/20 season.

The Big Earners

Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-Min

When we’re talking about Spurs wages, the big name players are likely to be Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris amongst others. The overall bill for Tottenham players salary has been put down at £90 million but those three will be up there with the highest earners.

Added to that list is the club’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele and, along with Harry Kane, the Frenchman claims the biggest salary among the existing squad. Both Kane and Ndombele are said to be earning £10.4 million a year and that figure equates to around £200,000 a week.

Behind the top two is Son Heung-Min whose wage has been listed at £7.28 million which converts into £140,000 a week. Lloris is next and his numbers are in line with both Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen. According to released figures, those three men are all earning £5.2 million per annum which is a figure equivalent to £100,000 a week.

Players SalaryAnnual salary:Weekly salary:
Harry Kane£10.4m£200,000
Tanguy Ndombele£10.4m£200,000
Heung-Min Son£7.28m£140,000
Dele Alli£5.2m£100,000
Hugo Lloris£5.2m£100,000
Jan Vertonghen£5.2m£100,000

Mid Range

Working through the list of Spurs players wages, we now come to a packed middle section and in general, these may be younger players or those coming to the end of their playing career. Falling into the latter category is Toby Alderweireld who recently signed a new contract and at the start of the 2019/20 campaign, it’s said that the Belgian was earning £80,000 a week which works out at a shade above £4 million a year.

Joining Toby on the same figure are Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura and that’s not a huge surprise. They are all at a similar stage and while Jose clearly sees them as valuable members of the squad, they are not certain starters unlike Kane, Son and Lloris (when fit).

A clutch of players now follow at numbers between £60,000 and £70,000 per week. Giovani Lo Celso, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez are all in that bracket. Incidentally, it may be interesting to note that the departed Christian Eriksen was in the high 3 millions with a salary of £75,000 a week equating to £3.9 million per year.

Players SalaryAnnual salary:Weekly salary:
Toby Alderweireld£4.16m£80,000
Erik Lamela£4.16m£80,000
Lucas Moura£4.16m£80,000
Christian Eriksen£3.9m£75,000
Serge Aurier£3.64m£70,000
Giovani Lo Celso£3.64m£70,000
Davinson Sanchez£3.38m£65,000
Victor Wanyama£3.38m£65,000
Ben Davies£3.12m£60,000
Eric Dier£3.12m£60,000
Danny Rose£3.12m£60,000

Making up the Numbers

It’s all relative of course and while it’s almost certain that the following players will be earning far more than you or I, they find themselves at the bottom of the pile when it comes to Spurs wages. The first to dip under under the 3 million mark is Harry Winks whose £50,000 a week converts to some £2.6 million per annum. Then we come to Juan Foyth at a shade over £1 million before we conclude with three players who all hit the one million mark. The names in question are Paulo Gazzaniga plus our loanees Kyle Walker-Peters and Cameron Carter Vickers.

Keep in mind that the numbers declared are from the very start of the 2019/20 campaign so we have no updates yet for the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Steven Bergwijn. Overall, it’s a hefty bill but there’s more to Spurs wages than just the players.

Players SalaryAnnual salary:Weekly salary:
Harry Winks£2.6m£50,000
Juan Foyth£1.1m£21,500
Paulo Gazzaniga£1m£20,000
Kyle Walker-Peters£1m£20,000
Cameron Carter-Vickers£1m£20,000
Ryan Sessegnonno datano data
Moussa Sissokono datano data
Michel Vormno datano data
Jack Clarkeno datano data

Manager Wages

jose mourinho
José Mourinho

Of course, it’s not all about the players. Coaching staff also claim a big share of Spurs wages bill so what is Jose Mourinho’s salary and is it similar to Mauricio Pochettino’s before he left the club last November? According to reports, Jose Mourinho’s wage on appointment was shown as £15 million a year and that puts him second on the list of Premier League bosses, behind Pep Guardiola.

Jose’s contract runs through to the 2022/23 season so that’s going to be a heavy outlay over the next three years and it’s going to hit the club even harder if they have to work out a compensation package in that time. Those are eye watering numbers and what’s particularly interesting here is that the figure is twice that of Mauricio Pochettino whose salary came in at £7.5 million a year.

Supporters of Daniel Levy – if there are any – would argue that the Mourinho salary backs up the theory that the chairman does have ambition for the club. That’s fine and there may be some substance to that suggestion but now he needs to back that up with a sustained raid on the transfer market.

Manager SalaryAnnual salary:
Mauricio Pochettino£7.5 million a year
Jose Mourinho£15 million a year

Club’s Worth

So what does this tell us other than the list might back up a view that all footballers are overpaid? At least the figures are in proportion with the better, first choice players earning the most while the back up men are at the bottom of the list.

In terms of the club’s overall net worth, the American website Forbes.com is always a good barometer and they put the figures down at $1,624 Billion – a number that converts to around £1.3 billion. The last set of available numbers come from May 2019 and they put the club right up there with their competitors in the English Premier League.

Tottenham’s overall net worth (Forbes.com)£1.3 billion

The figures also indicate that Spurs are not as out of step with the rest of the EPL as they once were. Of course, players can always find a club that will pay more but unless Tottenham get the kind of backing that Manchester City have then they’re not going to be able to step up to that level.

During this enforced downtime, it’s interesting to look at this type of round up and see how far the club have come and where they are actually going. Are our wages going to keep our best players at the club or are these numbers an indicator that we will continue to struggle to attract world class signings into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

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