Nice Little Earner for Spurs Players.
£7.5 million for winning, £105,000 Bonus in next wage packet..
According to The Times this morning, those who play and win the Champions league can have a nice little earner courtesy of Levy`s foresight; getting to the last 16 means they will now share a cool £2 million between them and find an extra £105,000 in their next pay slip.
Of course it won`t quite be that much when the taxman takes his share, but none the less it should be enough to keep their respective better halves from breaking the piggy bank to fund their Xmas shopping.
As I`ve said many times before in answer to criticism to our wage structure, this article confirms what I have always been told and believed; that our players can earn a lot more than the 'base` contract payments because although we allegedly have a strict wage structure, we do provide heavily incentivised contracts that reward winning performances and higher finishing places.
It`s a pay as you win philosophy that I have always supported, even if it is the stuff of nightmares to my agent friends who do everything they can to limited its` usage.
According to The Times, players can lift their base contract earnings by a not to be sniffed at 20%.
Not too shabby, not too shabby at all, is it?