By Alex Taylor
Kyle Walker has reportedly agreed a new £75,000 per-week Tottenham contract – and fans have claimed on Twitter it is well deserved.
Walker, 26, joined the north Londoners from Sheffield United in 2009 and has developed into one of the most consistent defenders in the Premier League.
Supporters took the opportunity to praise Walker on his new deal with some even describing him as the best right-back in Europe.
Here are a collection of some of the messages on Twitter:
@HotspurRelated Well deserved, he's been sensational this season.
— Tom Hepburn (@tomhepburn1984) September 11, 2016
@HotspurRelated worth every penny
— Robbo (@Rlmanothematch) September 11, 2016
— M87 (@matthewjohn87) September 11, 2016
Two years ago I was rightly critical of Kyle Walker after a fantastic season the year before. Now, he's become the best RB in England. Class
— JT (@JamesTaylorAG) September 11, 2016
— Robert Young (@robbieyoung81) September 11, 2016
— Marc Bennett (@MBaelp) September 11, 2016
Walker is the second senior player to agree terms at Tottenham this week after Christian Eriksen concluded a year of talks by singing a new four-year contract on Tuesday.
The defender was part of the strongest defence in England’s top-flight last season, conceding just 35 goals in 38 matches.
Walker plays alongside Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose in the Spurs back line and the defensive unit have already kept two clean sheets this season, against Crystal Palace and Stoke in the league.
Back-up defender Kieran Trippier is still waiting for an opportunity to impress in the first team after being an understudy to Walker since joining from Burnley, but could get his chance this season with the club’s busy fixture list from both European and domestic competitions.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a manager has revealed what it will cost the club to sign this summer forward target in January.