Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy must consider handing Harry Kane a new contract with the North London club in the near future, following reports that Manchester City are keen on signing the England captain.
Recent reports have suggested that Manchester City are plotting a £90 million move for the Englishman as they seek a replacement for Sergio Aguero.
The Spurs talisman’s contract is currently set to run until 2024, with the 27-year-old currently earning £200,000 a week with the Lilywhites, suggesting that Spurs are in a strong position if City do make an official approach.
Considering the superb way in which Kane has started the season, however, he may feel he is deserving of a new contract with the North London club, having last signed an extension in 2018.
The academy graduate has contributed 10 goals and 11 assists in 16 top-flight appearances so far this season, averaging a superb 7.90 rating, which is enough to rank him as the second-best performer in the Premier League.
Despite contributing 205 goals and 44 assists in 312 appearances for Spurs, Kane is still yet to win a trophy with the club, something he confessed he needed to do in order to stay with the Lilywhites for the long-term.
The appointment of Jose Mourinho was seemingly done with the expectation that the Portuguese manager would deliver trophies and he is now just one match away from ending Spurs’ barren run without a major honour, with the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City set to come in April of this year.
That match could have even more significance, as if Spurs fail to win that game, or any other major trophy this season, then Kane could well be convinced to make the move to the Etihad Stadium, where Pep Guardiola’s side have enjoyed a lot of success in domestic competitions in recent years.
It has been suggested recently that the club are considering handing both Kane and Heung-Min Son new deals after their impressive start to the season and this is something that they should definitely press on with, whilst Fabrizio Romano suggested in a recent interview when speaking to Give Me Sport that:
“They’re working on Son right now, then they will talk to Harry Kane but Tottenham, I feel, are so relaxed about their top stars, they are convinced that these players will stay, in particular Son, he is going to extend this contract in their opinion I feel also, in a positive way, also around the player, not just around the club.
“So they’re negotiating about the salary and every detail, if it will be a five or six-year contract, so they are negotiating about the details but the idea of the player is staying, that the club is obviously keeping him so when you want the same thing, I think they will go for for the new contract because he wants to stay and also because it’s really difficult to negotiate (a move away) with Daniel and it’s the same also for Harry Kane.
“If any club wants these kinds of players, they need to spend a lot of money because Tottenham have their prices, they won’t change their prices so it will be the same also for Harry Kane.”
The Englishman has combined superbly with the South Korean forward at times this season, with former Manchester City man Rodney Marsh dubbing his assist to Son against Leeds as “sensational.”
Therefore, if Kane can be convinced to stay with a new long-term contract, then Levy must do all he can to keep the forward as, on current form, it is clear that he is the key to Mourinho’s side winning their first trophy since 2008.
Click here to see the full 30-minute video of Fabrizio Romano’s interview with Give Me Sport…
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