Tottenham Hotspur always seem to be locking their good players into new and longer contracts and the club doesn't seem to hesitate to reward players for good performances. Case in point, Kyle Walker has now been handed a contract extension through 2019 (and likely a well-deserved raise).
We're delighted to announce that @KyleWalker2 has signed a new contract committing his future to the Club until 2019! pic.twitter.com/OrW8VG2Val— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 28, 2013
According to Transfermarkt.com, Walker had previously been under contract through 2017, so this deal adds a further two years to his contract. I can't find any reliable wage information for him, but if Football Manager is to be believed, Walker previously made about £40,000 per week. One would assume that his new wage would be closer to £60,000 per week, if not more.
Walker has made 112 appearances for Spurs since joining back in 2009 from Sheffield United. Walker made his big breakthrough with the club during the 2011-12 season, in which he made 48 appearances in all competitions and scoring his only two goals for Spurs.
Locking Walker up now makes great sense for the club. Walker is coming into his own as one of the best right backs in the league and a strong performance in the World Cup could see him draw attention from some clubs that are looking to upgrade their fullback position. Walker won't be easy to sign away from Spurs now.
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