Tottenham Hotspur are looking to hand Harry Kane a new contract…
That’s been reiterated by manager Antonio Conte, as relayed by the Evening Standard, who recently told reporters:
“I have to be honest with you: I don’t know, I don’t know about this situation, I don’t know the details, honestly, honestly. You know we are talking about an important player for Tottenham.
“The desire of everybody into the club is [for Kane] to continue with Tottenham, to sign a new contract. But if you ask me about the details, about information, I cannot answer you.”
Standard Sport claimed in May that the England international was open to talks over an extension to his current £200k-per-week deal, whilst transfer guru Fabrizio Romano also suggested that Spurs were keen to tie him down and that Kane was “really happy with Conte and Paratici’s project at Spurs.”
It seems unlikely that this would be complete before Thursday’s transfer deadline, not that it needs to or should be done so quickly, so the Lilywhites’ best business yet could well come after the window shuts.
Kane is a standout star and undoubtedly an essential cog to everything that Conte wants to do at the club – ie. finally bring them the silverware that both the supporters, the striker and many more are so desperate for.
The 29-year-old talisman has been Spurs’ leading goalscorer in each of the last eight campaigns and is nailed on to repeat that feat for a ninth time this season.
One of, if not the, best academy talent to come through the system at Hotspur Way, Kane has hit at least 17 goals in every Premier League campaign since 2014, including a career-best return of 30 in 35 starts back in 2017/18.
Meanwhile, also via WhoScored, the Englishman has already delivered four goals from their opening four games, so he’s currently set to eclipse that by quite some margin in what would be his best-ever top-flight campaign.
That would be little surprise considering he’s got a Premier League and FA Cup-winning coach in Conte.
No fewer than seven fresh faces have come through the door in N17 this summer, including the £60m arrival of Richarlison from Everton but nothing would be as season-defining and spectacular as Kane committing his future to his boyhood club, particularly after last summer’s saga with Manchester City and lingering interest from Bayern Munich.
The free-scoring titan, who has been lauded as a “monster” by teammate Heung-min Son and is worth in excess of £100m, is Spurs’ star man and he must remain at the club if they are to end their trophy hoodoo.