By Harry Sykes
Harry Kane has signed a new Tottenham deal that has made him the highest paid player in the club’s history, according to a report.
Spurs announced on Thursday morning that the England striker has penned a five-and-a-half-year contract that runs until 2022.
Football site Squawka claim the lucrative package includes a “basic weekly salary of £100,000 with a guaranteed annual pay increase and significant bonuses”.
It is said that the deal comfortably makes Kane the biggest ever at the club, lifting him ahead of current £80,000-a-week duo Hugo Lloris and Mousa Dembele.
Former Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor earned more than £100,000 a week during his spell at Tottenham, but his salary was largely subsidised by former club Manchester City.
Kane has scored six goals in 10 matches for Tottenham this season, with five of the strikes coming from eight Premier League encounters.
In total, the 23-year-old has netted 70 goals and supplied 11 assists from 137 games for boyhood club Spurs, with 54 of his goals coming from 94 Premier League encounters.
His club tally is supplemented by five goals from 17 England appearances.
Kane is the ninth first team Spurs squad player to pen a new deal since the start of the season, following the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen in penning fresh terms.
Football Insider verdict:
Kane is a proven Premier League star, still only 23 and with his best years ahead of him. It makes complete sense for Spurs to make him a special case and reward him with a deal that elevates him ahead of his teammates and all those who wore the famous shirt before him. Kane’s currency is goals and lots of them. The Tottenham money men only needed to see how impotent the side were during his two-month injury absence to be assured how significant he is to the team’s wellbeing. When Kane is fit and playing, they are always a bigger goal threat. It is simple economics to look after your prize asset.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been hit by a major injury blow ahead of their clash against Swansea.