By Dominic Toner
Harry Kane has agreed a new six-year deal at Tottenham – and the club’s supporters have expressed their delight on Twitter.
The 23-year-old has ended speculation that he could be leaving the club by securing his long-term future at White Hart Lane.
Spurs confirmed that the striker had signed a new contract which will expire in 2022, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 1, 2016
Kane has emerged as one of Spurs’ most crucial players in recent seasons and is set to lead the attack for many season to come.
Spurs fans were overjoyed with the contract news and hailed him as “one of our own” after he emerged from the club’s academy.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Perfect news about the Kane contract, just need lamela and vertonghen tied down now #COYS
— James THFC (@JamesVaughny) December 1, 2016
— Dan (@DanSmith1984) December 1, 2016
— Jonas (@HashtagJonaz) December 1, 2016
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) December 1, 2016
Harry Kane is proper COYS
— Anders (@andersthfc) December 1, 2016
— Tel (@tcyid74) December 1, 2016
Great news with Harry Kane signing his new contract!! #COYS
— Daniel Barker (@danielbarker7) December 1, 2016
— Matt French (@MattyFrench82) December 1, 2016
Kane’s new contract will hopefully allow to him to focus on matters on the pitch and help Spurs get their title bid back on track.
The north London club are currently going through a difficult spell of winning just once in 10 games across all competitions and have been eliminated from the Champions League.
Kane has scored three goals since his return from injury and will now be focussed on improving his overall performances.
The striker plays a lonely central role under Mauricio Pochettino and has been on of the Premier League’s most prolific goalscorers in recent seasons.
He has scored a fantastic 70 goals in just 137 appearances for Spurs and benefited from loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester.
In other Tottenham news, a Leicester player has mocked the club after their failure last season.