Tottenham’s manager Maurico Pochettino admits he’s delighted Harry Kane penned a new deal at Tottenham despite interest from Manchester United.
As it appeared talks with the England international dragged on he was linked with a move to Manchester United, who are looking to add a new forward next summer.
However, Kane has now committed his future to Tottenham and signed a deal that will keep him at the White Hart Lane until 2022 and the Spurs boss hopes it will help him fire his side back towards the top of the table.
The North London side have dropped out of the title running after a poor performance with England No. 10 missing nearly two months with injury.
But he has seen the net four times in four appearances since his return and Pochettino believes he can go on with the superb performance or even get better.
He said, “It’s important for us, for the club,”
“It’s great news. We are very happy because he is showing his commitment to the club.
“It’s important for the player to be calm in their mind and focus on playing and improving every day.
“When they are involved in the negotiations, it can affect the player.
“I’m not saying affected Harry, but the deal is done and he can focus on training and improving and scoring goals.”
The 23-year-old, who finished last season as top goalscorer in the Premier League, will earn a basic weekly salary of £100,000 with a guaranteed annual pay increase and significant bonuses, according to Squawka News.