We are on the doorstep of the 2018 World Cup. But for Tottenham Hotspur, bigger things might be brewing. While prolific striker Harry Kane is off being captain of the English national team, he’s also putting pen to paper. Friday, Tottenham would announce a six-year extension.
“We are delighted to announce that Harry Kane has signed a new six-year contract with the Club, which runs until 2024.”
This arguably couldn’t come at a better time for Tottenham. Manager Mauricio Pochettino also recently just re-upped on a contract of his own. But more than that, it comes during a very important summer of transition for Spurs. They will once again be playing in the Champions League next season. However, they will be doing so in their brand new stadium. Oh, and there’s one more thing. According to football.london’s Alasdair Gold, his new contract is believed to have set the new ceiling for Spurs’ wage structure.
“The 24-year-old England captain has put pen to paper on a new six-year deal which is believed to double his wages to near £200,000-a-week with large bonuses.”
And while Kane is the first to sign, he won’t be the last. Players like Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris will reportedly put pen to paper soon as well. As for Kane, he’s ready to hit the ground running after this new deal. Speaking to Alasdair Gold, he cannot wait to see where this Tottenham team goes.
“Yeah I’m really excited. It’s a proud day. Obviously it’s been a great few seasons so I’m looking forward to the future,” Kane says. “The future is bright at this club and that’s the most important thing. Going into the new stadium as well, a great young squad. I’m just excited to keep on the train and see where it can go.”
All that’s missing for Spurs now is silverware. Consistently being in the Champions League is great, but eventually this group of players will want to win something. Daniel Levy breaking the wage structure is a big first step, though. Still, Tottenham might lose defender Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United this summer. And yet, reports indicate they are a long way off in terms of fees. So who knows? Meanwhile, Spur have numerous targets in mind to help bolster their squad.
But tying down Kane is essential. The two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner continues to flourish. He has seen his goal tally increase in each of the past four seasons — starting with 21 in 2014-15 and rising all the way to 30 this past season. Plus, Kane would add seven goals and two assists in seven Champions League matches this season as well.
This is a big first step for Spurs.