TOTTENHAM HAPPY WITH NEW SIGNED CONTRACTS
Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur seem satisfied to have extended the deal of current key players in the squad. Talented English international Kyle Walker extended his contract with White Hart Lane.
A happy coach Mauricio Pochettino wore a club tracksuit and posed with the player, all smiles. In recent weeks, seven top Spurs players have extended their contract with the club. Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen –despite rumours that he was leaving due to poor monetary compensation plan – Walker, Danny Rose, Tom Carroll, and Harry Winks. There are reports that defender Jan Vertonghen is next. Harry Kane and Erik Lamela deals are rumoured to be in the pipeline.
The deals put Tottenham at odds with counterparts. Whilst other clubs spent a fortune in the transfer market this summer, Spurs opted to retain their players. West Ham and Middlesbrough added 12 each, Watford signed one less than them, while Sunderland and Bournemouth added ten. The long term planning seem so ancient these days.
Alli’s deal means he would stay till 2022, while Rose, Walker, Winks, Dier and new additions Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou are contracted till 2021. Eight players are tied till 2020, meaning Spurs have the short term completely covered. It makes financial sense, particularly as they are young players. Walker and Rose are 26, and are among the oldest players in White Hart Lane. The planning is showing in the team’s performance as there is a promise of sustainability.
Arsenal had a lot of young talented players in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and co in 2012. They looked like a team that would have the future British team, but look at where they are now. In Man City, several players signed long term deals in 2014, things have changed, yet the club is still helping out with salaries wherever they are playing. While this is good, there are other sides as well.