Harry Kane earns huge pay rise with new deal

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It hasn't taken long for Harry Kane to remind Tottenham just how important he is for their hopes of challenging for the top four.

The striker missed eight weeks with an ankle injury, but he's scored four goals in as many games since making his return against Arsenal last month.

If he wasn't convinced already, that may have swayed notoriously shrewd Spurs chairman Daniel Levy as he continued to talk to Kane's representatives over a new deal.

Pen has now been put to paper on that contract, and the England international is committed to White Hart Lane for six years.

With a number of top European clubs waiting in the wings, the Lilywhites needed to act fast to tie him down. The major stumbling block, however, was just how much they were willing to pay him.

Despite winning the Golden Boot last season, the 23-year-old was on just £60,000 a week, around half the wage of his fellow England strikers Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge.

That injustice has finally been amended, with the Times reporting that Kane's money has been doubled to £120,000 a week - rising to £150,000 depending on bonuses.

Change of heart 

In Premier League terms, that's not exactly crazy money. Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are both on over £200,000 at Manchester United, so Spurs aren't exactly breaking the bank compared to some of their rivals.

Yet, Kane's new deal is hugely significant nonetheless. Levy has always maintained that no player would receive a six-figure weekly packet, not least because the club have one eye on funding their new stadium.

The fact that they were willing to shift on that stance shows Kane's pulling power, as not even Gareth Bale or Luka Modric earned anywhere near that during their stints at the club.

Captain Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen are next in line, and now that Kane has set a precedent, it will be interesting to see if Spurs cave on their long-standing wage policy altogether.

Should Spurs now pay whatever it takes to keep Lloris? Have your say in the comments. 

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