The agent of Nabil Bentaleb has spoken to the media about the future of his client.
For Tottenham, the quotes released are rather concerning as it appears that his wage demands are not being met by Daniel Levy.
Bentaleb’s agent told French press: “The wages requested by the player is close to the average salary of an incumbent player in a Premier League club.
“A meeting is scheduled next week with the club and the player is determined to get what he deserves.”
Whilst the remainder of the comments may be lost in translation, it is very clear that Bentaleb is unhappy with his treatment, a confusing situation given how highly he is regarded by Pochettino.
The agent continued to say: “A meeting between the player’s agents and club management, we expect will see an announcement next week in London.”
The most concerning of all his comments is certainly the following, in which Bentaleb’s representative said that other (and greater), clubs are chasing his client.
He remarked: “Clubs of greater caliber are willing to meet the player.”
Hopefully, as stated by the agent, the matter is resolved next week. Nabil Bentaleb has been dubbed a future Spurs captain, and to lose him over a minor fee could be Daniel Levy’s ultimate mistake.