Tottenham striker Harry Kane has signed a two-year extension to his contract, tying him to the Premier League club until 2022 to fend off any interest from Premier League giants Manchester United.
The 23-year-old striker signed a five-and-a-half year contract with Spurs in February 2015. However, the club have been made to repay him with a new improved contract to ward off potential suitors like Manchester United, with the England international establishing himself as one of Europe’s most coveted strikers.
The club have not disclosed the terms of the deal but, according to The Guardian, it is worth around £125,000 a week.
Kane, the league’s top scorer of last season, has struggled with an ankle injury for most of the current season, making eight Premier League appearances. But the England international made a scoring return in the north London derby against Arsenal on 6 November, followed that up with two late goals to give his side a 3-2 home win over West Ham United and another in their 2-1 Champions League defeat by Monaco.
Speaking in a video released by the club, Kane said: “It’s amazing. Everyone knows how much I love this team and what I feel for this club.
“To sign another contract is a special feeling. We’ve got a great, young squad and the club is moving in the right direction. “
At Tottenham, regularly renewing the contracts of star players is club policy. So if Kane continues to improve, it would be no surprise to see him rewarded with another pay rise in the next one year. His option to commit for longer has surely delighted the supporters as well as it will demoralise the primary rivals like Manchester United, Real Madrid that have attempted his mark.
Tottenham are currently fifth in the league, one position above Manchester United and one below arsenal and will hope to get back to winning ways when they host Swansea City on Saturday this weekend.