Tottenham fans will be singing “Harry Kane, he’s one of our own” for many years to come.
The club announced that it had signed a new six-year contract with its star striker and England captain.
Since becoming a regular starter four years ago, Kane has proved to be a world-class striker. In his first full season, he scored 21 league goals, followed by seasons of 25, 29 and 30 goals this past season. Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2016 and 2017 and finished in second place this past season behind Mohamed Salah.
“I’m really excited, it’s a proud day,” Kane said in a statement. “Obviously it’s been a great few seasons and I’m looking forward to the future. I’m looking forward to the new stadium first and foremost and just to keep progressing as a Club. It’s been fantastic to consistently get in the Champions League so I’m really excited to have another go at that and with the Premier League and FA Cup, we’ll look to go as far as we can. For us as a Club, it’s just about keeping improving and we’ll work hard to do that.
“I’m obviously really excited about the World Cup coming up so it’s nice to get this done before that and I’m just looking to go out there and enjoy it now. It’s been a great season, like always the aim is to try to improve so hopefully I can do that this summer and obviously next season as well.”
Obviously, this is a massive deal, both for Tottenham and the Premier League. Should Kane have a strong World Cup, there would be plenty of speculation that clubs like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich would be in for the England captain. But now, Kane has clearly tied his future to Tottenham, and more importantly, should Tottenham be willing to let him go, they’ll likely get a fee close to what Barcelona received for Neymar, if not more.
With Kane locked up, Tottenham can now continue to build and recruit better players to their side, with the promise that Kane will always be around to play with.