With the World Cup going on, news has been a bit quite following Harry Kane’s new contract announcement at the beginning of June where he doubled his weekly wages to £200,000-a-week, keeping him in North London until 2024. Daniel Levy has been tight lipped around new signings, not surprising considering much of the team has been in Russia for the past few weeks and the new stadium’s opening date draws closer and closer. The closest we have come to official announcements is the news that academy players Kazaiah Sterling and Shiloh Tracey have signed contracts, but most first team stars have yet to be formally announced.
We are delighted to announce that Development Squad players Shilow Tracey and Kazaiah Sterling have signed new contracts with the Club until 2020 and 2021 respectively. pic.twitter.com/nNnV8LiD0p
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 30, 2018
The World Cup has definitely taken precedent. Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are believed to have agreed to provisional terms, but with the former finding his feet after Denmark were knocked out of the World Cup by Croatia and the latter still working hard for England, we shouldn’t expect anything to be formally announced until the end of the tournament.
Davinson Sanchez, Harry Winks, and Kyle Walker-Peters all agreed to contracts soon after the last season finished, but the big hitters of Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris and Hueng-Min Son are more complicated. All are expected to sign the dotted line before the opening game against Fulham, but Vertonghen and Lloris are still playing in the World Cup, while Son is missing the opening of the season to play in the Asian Games, where he will be looking to earn an exemption from his compulsory military service in Korea. This may also throw a spanner in the works of his aspirations at Spurs, depending on how the Korean campaign goes.
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The other England Spurs, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier ,will also be looking to gain regular first team positions in the new season, a possibility only compounded by Trippier’s relentless support work all through the World Cup and Dier’s game winning penalty against Colombia. Danny Rose, also in Russia, is hungry to stay in North London come the new season, so will be looking to further prove himself in the rest of England’s World Cup games, particularly given last season’s injury woes.
Given the lack of contract announcements before and during the World Cup, we can expect a flurry a announcements in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for all the latest transfer and signing news.