Kyle Walker has committed his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur by signing a new five-year contract.

The club made the announcement ​via their official twitter account on Friday.

The right-back's new deal will see him remain at the club until June 2021.

Speaking after putting pen-to-paper, Walker expressed his delight to be plying his trade at White Hart Lane during his peak footballing years.

He said: "It's a great honour.

"I want to say a big thank you to the chairman and the manager for putting their faith in me.

"It's been a long stay here but a very enjoyable one. I'm fully enjoying it.


"It's like my second home now and I'm happy to commit my future to Tottenham Hotspur.

"It's a bright future for Tottenham. We've got a lot of young players here now. I'm one of the old heads now and have to take that on my shoulders!

"When I first came here it was always my plan to stay here for the long run. It wasn't a stepping stone for me somewhere or to go from one to another. I signed here to stay here.

"I want to say a big thank you to the fans who have been fantastic with me.

"We now, as players, need to put it into motion and drive us all on to where we think we should be and hopefully win medals."

Walker initially joined Tottenham from Sheffield United in a £5m deal in July 2009.

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The pacy defender enjoyed loan spells at Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa before finally breaking into the first-team set up with the Londoners at the start of the 2012/13 season.

Walker has since go on to amass 196 appearances for his current employers, and has bagged four goals during that time.

His form for then-loan club Aston Villa led to a first senior England call-up in February 2011, before making his international debut in November of that year, and has gone on to win 20 caps in the following five years.

Walker becomes the latest in a long line of Spurs stars to pen long-term deals with the Lilywhites.

The 26-year-old joins fellow full-back Danny Rose in committing his future to last season's third-place side.

Midfielders Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier and Dele Alli have also all agreed to extend their stays in London in recent weeks.

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