Tottenham Hotspur today announced that England hero Andros Townsend has signed a new four year contract, trebling his wages from the minimum wage of £7.50 per hour.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas and chairman Daniel Levy announced the deal today as they prepared to increase the value of Townsend when they sell him to Real Madrid on deadline day in 2014.
Townsend increased his value by scoring on his international debut for England v Montenegro at Wembley. The 22 year old winger, born in the same East London hospital as former Madrid player David Beckham, has already been on loan at 9 different clubs, including Leyton Orient, Millwall and Watford. The winger cemented his value by scoring for his club in the win over Aston Villa at the weekend.
While AVB will be looking to get maximum performance from Townsend as Spurs chase a champions league spot, Levy will be rubbing his hands at another big pay-day from the Spanish giants. Real paid £30 million for Luka Modric in 2012 and £86 million for Gareth Bale on transfer deadline day back in August of this year.
Levy already spent over £100 million of the cash windfall from Madrid on Paulinho, Christian Eriksen, Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela.