LONDON: Harry Kane has signed a contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur until 2022 to extend his stay at White Hart Lane by a further two years.
The striker had been in talks with Spurs since the summer about a pay rise that would bring him closer to counterparts at other top Premier League clubs.
Kane will collect a basic wage of around £80,000 a week to put him on a par with Hugo Lloris, the team’s captain and now joint-highest earner.
The 23-year-old had previously earned around £50,000 a week.
Kane has only recently returned from a seven-week lay-off with an ankle injury but Tottenham are struggling for form, having won only once in their last 10 matches.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “This news is very good for the dressing room and all the fans and the club, and for him. It’s great news. We feel very happy all because one more time he is showing commitment to club and the project and that’s great for us.
“It’s fantastic for the player. Always it’s important for them to be calm in their mind, focused on playing and improving every day.
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“When they are involved in negotiations like these it always can affect, not him in his performance, but now the deal is done it’s important to focus on the future in training, to improve and try to score goals as he needs to do.”
Kane is the latest in a long line of Tottenham players to sign new contracts this year, following the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier.
“Everyone knows how much I love this team and how I feel about this club and to sign another contract is a special feeling,” Kane told the official club website.
Spurs also want Lloris, whose contract expires in 2019, to agree fresh terms while Jan Vertonghen has held talks about his deal, which runs until 2018.
Pochettino suggested another announcement is near.
“Maybe in the next few days you receive another news but I think it is not Hugo,” Pochettino said.
“Hugo is a very ambitious player but he is very happy here. Only I can tell you he is very happy and he wants success here and to stay here at Tottenham. That is his ambition.”
Tottenham face struggling Swansea on Saturday as they look to reduce the four-point gap that has opened up between them and fourth-placed Arsenal.