Kane signs with Tot­ten­ham un­til 2024

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ENG­LAND cap­tain Harry Kane gave a huge boost to Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur yes­ter­day by sign­ing a new six-year con­tract through to 2024 with the Pre­mier League club.

The 24-year-old striker scored a per­sonal best 41 goals this sea­son and had been men­tioned as a pos­si­ble tar­get for Euro­pean cham­pi­ons Real Madrid with other clubs also lurk­ing in the wings.

Some had spec­u­lated Kane would want a move away so he could win some sil­ver­ware as de­spite Spurs man­ager Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino gain­ing plau­dits for the at­trac­tive style of foot­ball they play they are yet to win a tro­phy un­der him since he took over in 2014.

“We are de­lighted to an­nounce that Harry Kane has signed a new six-year con­tract with the Club, which will run un­til 2024,” read a state­ment from Spurs on their web­site.

Kane — who may have e been in­spired to com­mit him­self af­ter Po­chet­tino et­tino signed a five year con­tract in late May – said it was ex­cit­ing times for the play­ers at the e club as apart from seek­ing a ti­tle they are also look­ing for­ward to mov­ing into their new state e of the art sta­dium hav­ing had to paly their home matches at Wem­b­ley last sea­son.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited, it’s a proud day,” Kane told the club web­site.

“Ob­vi­ously it’s been a great eat few sea­sons and I’m look­ing for­ward to the fu­ture.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to o the new sta­dium first and fore­most and just to keep pro­gress­ing as a club.

“It’s been fan­tas­tic to con­sis­tently nsis­tently get in the Cham­pi­ons League so I’m re­ally eally ex­cited to have an­other go at that.

“For us as a club, it’s just about keep­ing im­prov­ing and we’ll work hard to do that.”

The set­tling of Kane’s long-term ng-term fu­ture will also be pleas­ing for Eng­land nd man­ager Gareth South­gate as it will not serve rve as a dis­trac­tion dur­ing the World Cup fi­nals s this month.

“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,” said Kane.

“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.”

Kane — who will be seek­ing in Rus­sia to make up for a dis­ap­point­ing Euro 2016 cam­paign — has es­tab­lished all kinds of land­marks since break­ing into the Spurs first team four sea­sons ago.

He be­came the club’s lead­ing scorer in the Pre­mier League era, sur­pass­ing Teddy Sher­ing­ham’s to­tal of 97, while he has also joined the elite group of play­ers to score 100 Pre­mier League goals, do­ing so in just 141 games.

Kane fin­ished the 2017 cal­en­dar y year as the top goalscorer in Euro­pean foot­ball with 56 goals for club and coun­try, as well as break­ing Alan Shearer’s record for the most Pre­mier League goals scored in a cal­en­dar year, record­ing 39 in to­tal. — Su­perS­port

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