Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their defender Kyle Walker has signed a new deal to extend his stay at White Hart Lane until 2021.
The 26-year-old moved to the north London club from Sheffield United in 2009, but he failed to break into the first team in his first few years. He had several loan spells and in the last few seasons, he has cemented his place in the starting lineup.
Walker has excelled under Mauricio Pochettino and has also been a regular inclusion in England squad. He is four short of his 200 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham, having already surpassed 150 appearances in the Premier League.
"We are delighted to announce that Kyle Walker has signed a new contract with the Club which will run until 2021," a statement read on Tottenahm's official website.
The England international explained that he never considered his current employers as a stepping stone to get a move to another big club. After penning a new deal, Walker has expressed his delight and thanked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and the former Southampton manager for putting faith in him.
"When I first came here, in my head, the plan was to stay for the long run, it wasn't a stepping stone to get me somewhere else or to go from one (club) to another, I signed here to stay here," said the full-back who has signed a new deal committing himself to the Club until 2021," Walker told Tottenham's official website.
"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. This is my second home now and I'm happy to commit my future to Tottenham Hotspur.
"I love the Club, it's welcomed me with open arms and I have to say thanks to the fans as well, they've been fantastic to me. Now we as players have to drive this Club to where we should be and where we know we can be."
Walker becomes the latest Tottenham player to extend his contract in the month of September. He joins five other players, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Tom Carroll, who have committed their future to the north London club.