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Pochettino and Spurs boosted by Kane deal

By Tom Allnutt

Published 02/12/2016

Commitment: Harry Kane has agreed a new contract at White Hart Lane
Commitment: Harry Kane has agreed a new contract at White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane has given Tottenham's players a huge boost by signing a new contract. Kane's new deal will run until 2022 and extends his stay at White Hart Lane by a further two years.

The striker had been in talks with Spurs since the summer about a pay rise that would bring him closer to counterparts at other top Premier League clubs.

Press Association Sport understands Kane will collect a basic wage of around £80,000 a week to put him on a par with Hugo Lloris, the team's captain and now joint-highest earner.

It ensures the deal does not break Tottenham's strict wage structure but Kane will receive a number of performance-related bonuses which, if activated, will see him move close to the £120,000 a week mark.

The 23-year-old had previously earned around £50,000 a week.

Kane has only recently returned from a seven-week lay-off with an ankle injury but Tottenham are struggling for form, having won only once in their last 10 matches.

Pochettino feels Kane's announcement will give the whole club a lift.

"The news is very good for the dressing room and all the fans and the club, and for him," Pochettino said.

"It's great news. We feel very happy all because one more time he is showing commitment to club and the project and that's great for us.

"It's fantastic for the player. Always it's important for them to be calm in their mind, focused on playing and improving every day."

Kane is the latest in a long line of Tottenham players to sign new contracts this year, following the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier.

"Everyone knows how much I love this team and how I feel about this club and to sign another contract is a special feeling," Kane told the official club website.

Spurs also want Lloris, whose contract expires in 2019, to agree fresh terms while Jan Vertonghen has held talks about his deal, which runs until 2018.

Pochettino suggested another announcement is near.

"Maybe in the next few days you receive another news but I think it is not Hugo," Pochettino said.

"Hugo is a very ambitious player but he is very happy here. Only I can tell you he is very happy and he wants success here and to stay here at Tottenham."

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