The Sun reported this morning that Kyle Walker has agreed a new contract deal to secure his services until 2021. The contract is set to be worth £75,000 a week, where he would earn around £19.5 million if he plays all the way until 2021. This should excite Spurs fans for two main reasons.
Firstly, because Kyle is a first team regular. The 26 year old right back has improved dramatically over the past 2 seasons especially in his defensive attributes . He was also featured in Euro 2016 for England and despite England crashing out in the round of 16 against a passionate Iceland team, Walker was one of the few bright sparks along with Tottenham teammate Eric Dier in the shambolic England lineup with his pacey overlapping runs and searching crosses he showed passion and intent that was lacking throughout many other players in the team.
Secondly, this news implies that Daniel Levy is shaking his “tight fisted” nature about paying high wages for players after incidents with Emmanuel Adebayor being a pain for the club’s wage budget as he rarely played well and was seemingly only worried about being paid. Walker’s new contract also implies that Levy is happy with the current squad and how Mauricio Pochettino is clearly a very capable manager who is able to get the very best out of his players. This news coupled with the announcements of Christian Eriksen’s new contract, also reportedly worth £75,000 a week, and the news of Mauricio Pochettino’s new title changing from head coach to manager, surely implies that Daniel Levy is more happy with his Spurs team than he has been in the past few seasons and is making the fans much more confident for the coming years.