Defender, Kerys Harrop has signed a new one-year contract extension to remain at Tottenham Hotspur until June 2023.
Harrop joined from Birmingham City in summer 2020 and has gone to make 43 appearances in the last two seasons, which included 36 starts with her first goal for Spurs coming just last month in a 2-1 away defeat at eventual Women’s Super League champions, Chelsea.
Tottenham ultimately finished fifth in this season’s WSL in their first full season under Rehanne Skinner which has left Harrop “excited” for the future, as she explained: “There’s a fantastic group of girls here – we’ve got a really good team spirit and culture.”
Skinner last month renewed her contract to stay on as manager for the next two seasons as she guided Spurs to their best-ever WSL finish.
On the importance of the fifth-placed league finish, Harrop iterated that this highlights that Tottenham are “going in the right direction” which is matching her own values as an experienced player with over 168 WSL appearances to her name.
Harrop is the latest player to renew her contract following the decisions of; Becky Spencer, Ashleigh Neville, Shelina Zadorsky and Kit Graham to sign new deals, which Harrop believes is a “fantastic” statement of the club’s investment in the women’s team.
The 31 year-old defender also noted the progress of the sport over the last decade as she added: “It’s amazing to see how far the game has come in the last ten years. We want to keep challenging with the top teams and hopefully, one day we will achieve a Champions League spot.”
Tottenham next summer will have an option to extend Harrop’s new contract for a further season, which could see this new contract run across 2022-23 and 23-24 seasons if activated.