Harry Kane has become one of the Premier League’s top earners after signing a six-year deal at Tottenham that could be worth as much as £90million.
Only a fortnight after announcing a five-year contract for manager Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has secured the services of his star striker. Deals for midfielders Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are expected to follow.
‘I’m really excited, it’s a proud day,’ said Kane. ‘I’m looking forward to the future, to the new stadium first and foremost and just to keep progressing as a club.
In 2016, Kane agreed a £110,000-a-week contract that runs until 2022. But as Spurs prepare to move into their new stadium, Levy realised that the England captain – who netted 41 goals for Spurs last season – needed to be on a par with the game’s big earners.
As revealed by MailOnline on Friday, Kane’s basic salary has nearly doubled to £200,000 a week with bonuses taking it close to £300,000 if the 24-year-old can score the goals that start to deliver silverware for Pochettino’s side.
It represents a huge coup for Tottenham, who need to keep their best players ahead of the move to their new ground.
HOW KANE’S WAGES HAVE GONE UP
AUG 2014 – £20k (until 2019)
JAN 2015 – £35k (until 2020)
DEC 2016 – £100k (until 2020)
JUN 2018 – £200k (until 2022)
Kane added: ‘It’s been fantastic to consistently get in the Champions League, so I’m really excited to have another go at that and with the Premier League and FA Cup, we’ll look to go as far as we can. For us as a club, it’s just about keeping improving and we’ll work hard to do that.
‘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.
‘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.’