Shaka Hislop: This is why record-breaking Tottenham striker deal makes sense
By Tom Blackburn
Shaka Hislop has claimed that the new five-year deal to keep Tottenham star Harry Kane at the club makes perfect sense.
Football Insider revealed in March that Spurs were keen to tie Kane, 22, down to a lucrative new contract before the start of next season that will make him the best-paid player in the club’s history.
It has been widely reported this week that an announcement is imminent from Tottenham following Kane’s involvement at Euro 2016.
Talking as a pundit on ESPN, Hislop said it was a deal that would suit both parties.
“It makes perfect sense for Spurs from a business sense,” the former Newcastle United goalkeeper said. “It keeps a young, very talented and proven player at the club for the foreseeable future. It’s right for the club and the player.”
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The striker had a disappointing Euro 2016 but he has had two consecutive outstanding seasons for Spurs and topped the Premier League goal charts this season with 25 goals and came third, behind Leicester duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, in the PFA Player of the Year award.
Pochettino is keen to beef up the Spurs attack after Kane led the front line virtually singlehandedly in the recently completed domestic campaign.
This comes after Football Insider revealed on Sunday night that Tottenham are set to clinch the signing of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar.
The double deal will be a huge boost to manager Mauricio Pochettino after the club lost out of to Chelsea in their pursuit of Michy Batshuayi, with the striker completing a £33million transfer on Sunday.
Janssen will cost half of Batshuayi but was the top scorer in the Dutch League this season with a virtual goal-a-game haul of 27 goals in 34 games. In all competitions, he struck 32 times in 49 matches.
Tottenham have seen off late interest in Janssen from Paris Saint-Germain to land the 21-year-old after tabling a series of bids in recent weeks.
Football Insider revealed in March that Spurs were keen to tie Kane, 22, down to a lucrative new contract before the start of next season.
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