- Jul 4, 2018
There's a difference between becoming the highest earner, and earning a ridiculous amount more than everybody else. If he became just about the highest earner over Kane I could see us negotiating deals with a few of our other key players to boost their contracts, but there's no way if Dybala was on 350k p/w we wouldn't have had to offer Kane, Son etc all 300k p/w+ minimum deals. Which we can't afford in any circumstance and the club knows that more than anybody.Like I said, he was already earning more than Spurs highest earner, so any deal with him would have made him highest paid player at Spurs unless you think it's logical for player at his peak to take a wage cut to join Spurs from Juve.
I imagine any contract we offered to Dybala was heavily bonuses incentive based, i.e score 15 league goals and get a certain amount. Maybe if he met every criteria he could get 350k p/w but I can't imagine any scenario in which that was simply his basic wage. Maybe I'm wrong, we should find out soon enough.