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Defender Kyle Walker latest to sign new Spurs contract


London (AFP) – England international defender Kyle Walker has become the latest Tottenham star to sign a new contract with the Premier League high-flyers, the club said on Friday.

The 26-year-old right-back put pen to paper on a new five-year deal to join Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks, Tom Carroll, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Dele Alli in extending his stay at White Hart Lane.

Walker, who joined Spurs in 2009 and has made 155 Premier League appearances for the London side, is now contracted to 2021.

“It’s a great honour,” Walker told Spurs TV. “I want to say a big thank you to the chairman and the manager for putting their faith in me.

“It’s been a long stay here but a very enjoyable one. I’m fully enjoying it. It’s like my second home now and I’m happy to commit my future to Tottenham Hotspur.”

Spurs have announced a spate of new contracts this month and are expected to confirm more in the coming weeks, with Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela both in talks over new deals.

The pacey Walker has established himself as one of Tottenham’s most consistent performers under Mauricio Pochettino and was an integral part of the team qualifying for the Champions League last season.

He has made a strong start to the current campaign too with two assists in Spurs’ opening five league games and helping Pochettino’s men record three clean sheets.

Walker’s performances also earned him a regular spot for England and he started Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge, against Slovakia three weeks ago.

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