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Spurs: David Ornstein claims Harry Kane contract talks will begin soon

Tottenham Hotspur are now likely to attempt contract talks with Harry Kane following the conclusion of the January transfer window.

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Spurs will be looking to tie down their main man, Kane, in the coming months to a new and improved contract to keep him playing his football in north London.

The 29-year-old now has just over one year remaining on his deal in N17 meaning next season could potentially be his last in a Spurs shirt.

However, this also means there is a danger that Spurs could be left with a major issue on their hands over the summer if the striker is to reject any potential offer provided to him by Spurs.

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But speaking on NBC Sports, David Ornstein has claimed any talks over a new deal will not take place until after the January window has been wrapped up:

“Harry Kane too out of contract in 2024. No talks as yet. With the window and the World Cup, that’s likely to happen after.

“The ball is in his court. Will he leave as a free agent in ’24? Will he sign a new deal? It will probably come down to Tottenham’s ambition and chances of competitive trophy-winning potential and that relates back to the overall ownership picture and the chances of success.”

Time to move on?

The England captain will turn 30 over the summer and will potentially still have the narrative of failing to win a single piece of silverware hanging over his head.

Spurs remain in two cup competitions, the Champions League and FA Cup, but now are well out of the running in the league with their local rivals opening up a 14-point gap on them over the weekend.

But the future of their striker will likely be a big concern to all involved with the club given the form he has shown despite Spurs’ struggles in the league this season.

In his 19 league appearances, the England captain has provided a return of 15 goals and an assist. A return which has only been bettered by Erling Haaland.

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If Kane was to reject any contract offers put to him by the Lilywhites it would leave Daniel Levy with a huge decision to make over the summer.

Would he make Kane play out his contract in north London and then allow him to leave as a free agent in the summer of 2024?

Or would he look to cash in this summer in a bid to bring in some money to replace the striker who is looking to beat Alan Shearer’s record of Premier League goals?

Finding a striker who could replace Kane’s output at Spurs would not only be incredibly difficult but could also prove incredibly expensive.

And with that in mind, selling him in the summer if he is to refuse any contract offers could possibly turn out to be the smartest decision.

At his age, it does feel like this could be Kane’s last big contract, so if Spurs are to keep ahold of him, their form will likely have to improve with Champions League football potentially a huge factor in his decision-making.