Tottenham striker Harry Kane has today signed a new contract at White Hart Lane, which will see him stay in North London until 2022.
The England international only signed a new deal with the club back in February of this year, but interest from Manchester United appears to have forced the Spurs hierarchy into a new and improved deal.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed somewhat of a meteoric rise in the last two years, going from a player who featured mainly in the Europa League to a forward that regularly starts for both club and country.
Kane scored 31 times in all competitions in the 2014/15 season, including 21 goals in the Premier League, but he then bettered that tally last season en route to winning the Golden Boot, with his 25 goals one better than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.
The Spurs forward’s incredible rise has also seen him become a regular in the England squad, and he has been capped 16 times for his country since his debut for the Three Lions against Lithuania in March 2015, a game in which he scored 80 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
Unsurprisingly, Kane’s new contract has sparked jubilant scenes from Tottenham fans on Twitter, who are understandably thrilled at the news…
Delighted Harry Kane has signed a new deal. He deserves every penny. Great player and great guy! #COYS
— Martin Rayfield (@MartinRayfield) December 1, 2016
Harry Kane is easily my favourite person in the world right now #THFC
— Scott Groombridge (@whasco_scott) December 1, 2016
"All Harry Kane does is score"
Me: I know right! It's great 🙂
— ㅤaㅤlㅤeㅤx (@thfcAIex) December 1, 2016
— Daniel Wynne (@danielwynnethfc) December 1, 2016
Harry Kane signing a new contract is all I could of wished for Christmas
— Jordan (@Fobbbbbb) December 1, 2016
— Denzil (@DenzilDanter) December 1, 2016
Some even poked fun at Jose Mourinho’s Man United, who were reportedly lining up a move for the Englishman in the near future…
— Johnson Von Trapp (@JVTrapp06) December 1, 2016
Kane still going united then? Thought not… #hesoneofourown
— Myles (@MylesHenton) December 1, 2016
I thought Kane was going Man United?
— GavWilkinson_7 (@GavWilkinson_7) December 1, 2016
While one Liverpool fan made a mockery of the news…
Harry Kane hassigned a new contract at Tottenham Hotspurs running til 2022, forfeiting a chance to win silverware for the next 6 years
— ThaAdult (@kedutse) December 1, 2016