Football: Harry Kane signs new six-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane finished the 2017 calendar year as the top scorer in European football with 56 goals for club and country.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane finished the 2017 calendar year as the top scorer in European football with 56 goals for club and country.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP, REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has signed a new contract with the club, extending his tenure by two years to 2024, the Premier League side said on Friday (June 8).

The 24-year-old England captain was previously on a six-year contract signed in 2016.

Kane finished the 2017 calendar year as the top scorer in European football with 56 goals for club and country. He finished the most recent Premier League season with 30 strikes to his name. He also had a personal best of 41 goals in all competitions last season and had been mentioned as a possible target for European champions Real Madrid with other clubs also lurking in the wings.

"We are delighted to announce that Harry Kane has signed a new six-year contract with the club, which will run until 2024," read a statement from Spurs on their website.

Kane is preparing to lead England at the World Cup in Russia beginning on June 14.