Kyle Walker signs new contract at Tottenham
Thursday 03 May 2012
Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has signed a new contract to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2017.
The England international, who was last month voted PFA Young Player of the Year, has been one of the north London club's most impressive performers this season.
The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at QPR and Aston Villa, has started 25 of Spurs' 36 games in the Barclays Premier League this term.
A statement on the Tottenham's official website read: "The club is delighted to announce that Kyle Walker has signed a new contract which runs until 2017.
"Following successful loans with QPR and Aston Villa last season, Kyle returned to White Hart Lane at the start of the current campaign and has appeared in 47 of our 51 games to date, scoring key goals against Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers.
"His performances have not gone unnoticed, with his fellow professionals voting him the PFA Young Player of the Year last month ahead of the likes of Sergio Aguero and Danny Welbeck.
"Kyle has also been recognised at international level this year with his first two full caps for England."
Walker started his career at home-town club Sheffield United before joining Tottenham in 2009, although he was loaned back to the Yorkshire club for the 2009/10 campaign.
He has broken into the Tottenham team this season and made his England debut in the 1-0 friendly win over Spain last November.
Last weekend he scored a brilliant free-kick in Tottenham's 2-0 win at home to Blackburn.
Actors star in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'
It scooped up an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards when it was first remade in 1959
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
Latest in Sport
Manchester United official team photo: Antonio Valencia and Anderson pull the funniest faces
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt, including Danny Welbeck must be more clinical and Hector Bellerin debut
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal player ratings: How did Ozil and Welbeck do in Germany?
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1 player ratings
- 1 iPhone 6 review: bigger, thinner, faster, brighter - Apple proves you can make the best better
- 2 Sports Direct security guard allegedly banned Jewish schoolboys and told them: 'No Jews, no Jews'
- 3 Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
- 4 Say yes to 'no-poo': It's been three years since I stopped washing my hair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'