Tottenham striker Harry Kane has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract until 2022.
Kane had been in negotiations for some months over the fresh terms but he has now agreed his third new deal since August 2014, which will pay him, when add‑ons are factored in, more than £100,000 a week.
Club coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted that he did not hide his happiness at what he described as the “great news” over Kane.
The 23-year-old, who was the Premier League’s top scorer last season, is a symbol of the club with his status as a homegrown talent. His decision to commit for longer has not only delighted the supporters but will discourage the predatory rivals that have chased his signature. Kane’s previous deal, signed in February 2015, had tied him to the club until 2020.
“We all feel very happy because one more time Harry is showing his commitment to the club and the project, and that’s great for us,” Pochettino said.
“It’s fantastic for the player, too, because it’s always important for them to be calm in their minds, and focused on playing and improving every day.”
“But now that the deal is done, it’s important for him to focus on the future. The news is very good for the dressing room, all the fans and club, and for him. You all know how Harry feels about Tottenham.”
Tottenham will look to recover from their last Premier League derby defeat to Chelsea with a home victory against Swansea City. Their first defeat of the season had came after losing their lead and conceding a Victor Moses winner; while Swansea themsevles just came off their long winless run against Crystal Palace in an epic 5-4 brawl, their glaring problems in their back four remains.
Tottenham 2 – 0 Swansea City