England full-back Kyle Walker has committed his future to Spurs
By Mark Crellin
Last Updated: 23/09/16 3:56pm
Kyle Walker has signed a new Tottenham contract which will keep him with the north London club until at least 2021.
The 26-year-old England international right-back signed for Spurs back in 2009 and has made over 150 appearances for the club.
And he has now agreed a new five-year deal, becoming the latest member of the squad to commit themselves to Spurs as last year's third-place Premier League finishers lock up the key members of their young squad.
Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Tom Carroll have all agreed new contracts in recent weeks.
And Walker is delighted to have followed them, telling Tottenham's official website: "It is a great honour. I want to say a big thank you to the chairman and the manager for putting their faith in me.
"It has been a long story here but a very enjoyable one.
"It is like my second home now and I am happy to commit my future to Tottenham Hotspur."
Mauricio Pochettino's side have made an unbeaten start to the Premier League season and Walker has started all five of their matches, registering a pair of assists.
And he is also a regular member of the England set-up, earning his 20th cap when he started Sam Allardyce's first game in charge in Slovakia earlier this month.
He thinks there is plenty to look forward to on the domestic front and added: "It's a bright future for Tottenham.
"We've got a lot of young players here now. I'm one of the old heads and I have to take that on my shoulders.
"When I first came here it was always my plan that I wanted to stay for the long run. It wasn't a stepping stone to get me somewhere or to go from one to another. I signed here to stay here.
"I want to say a big thanks to the fans, who have been fantastic to me.
"We now as players need to drive us all on to where we think we should be and hopefully win medals along the way."