Another one! Tottenham Hotspur announced today that starting right back Kyle Walker has signed a new contract extension with the club, committing his future to Spurs through the 2021 season. Again, the club did not announce Kyle’s new wages, but it’s assuredly more than what he was making before.
NEW CONTRACT: We are delighted to announce that @kylewalker2 has signed a new contract with the Club which will run until 2021. #COYS pic.twitter.com/zfM5r5htV8— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 23, 2016
I’ve lost count of how any Spurs players have extended contracts with the club this year. It’s a lot. Walker’s announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement from Danny Rose, and the list also includes Harry Winks, Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, and Christian Eriksen. Walker is unlikely to be the last, either as there are rumors that Spurs are close to a deal to extend the contracts of Jan Vertonghen and Harry Kane as well.
So it’s clear now what Spurs have chosen to spend their Premier League TV money on, and it’s not new signings. Instead, that money seems to be going to player salaries, and locking down the players that are here now. I’m okay with that. Spurs already have a team that is good enough to compete for Champions League positions this season. Paying them more will keep them here and will help ensure that Spurs stay in this strong position for the future as well.