Full-back expresses delight after agreeing deal with Tottenham

There have been rumours about the club’s plans to offer certain players new contracts before the World Cup begins.

More often than not, players raise their value in the transfer market by performing out of their skin at summer tournaments.

That is why it was reassuring to hear that Kyle Walker-Peters has been handed a new deal at the club on Monday morning.

The 21-year-old promising full-back has been rewarded with a pay rise, less than a day after playing in Tottenham’s final game of the season against Leicester City.

“It makes me so proud because it means I’ve done well to the extent that the club feels they can reward me with a new contract,” said the youngster after signing his new contract.

“I feel I’ve improved massively with the help of the other players and the manager. Being in that senior working environment every day can only help you to get better and I think when I’ve been given my opportunities, I’ve been able to show my improvement and help the team to win games.

“When you have a manager that you know has faith in you, it gives you confidence. The training sessions that the staff put on keep you fit and ready because, as an example, I didn’t play for three months before yesterday other than with England, but because the training and support from everyone has been so good, when I was given my opportunity yesterday to play again, I was fit and ready and I could help the team win.”