Tottenham Hotspur have been given hope of tying Harry Kane down to a new contract…
In a recent column for the Telegraph, journalist Matt Law claimed that the smart money is ‘very much’ on the 29-year-old extending his current deal after sporting director Fabio Paratici conducted “phenomenal” work to keep him at the club.
‘Those involved in talks about Kane’s future describe Paratici’s impact as “phenomenal” and with [Erling] Haaland now at City the smart money is very much on the England captain eventually signing a new Tottenham contract,’ he wrote.
Forget Richarlison, forget Cristian Romero, forget the lot. If Spurs can tie Kane down for the foreseeable future, then it would be Paratici’s best business yet.
After a slow start to the season in 2021/22, the Englishman bounced back and became a key cog in manager Antonio Conte’s system. He ended the campaign as their top goalscorer in all competitions on 25 goals, a feat that he has managed in each of the last eight years.
He also topped the charts for assists, too, managing ten, meaning he was the biggest threat for Tottenham in the final third.
Conte has regularly waxed lyrical about his talisman.
“To have a player like this in your team is very important. He can score goals and create chances. I like him as a person,” he told reporters (via the Daily Mail).
“Talented players don’t always want to work hard but from the first day I arrived here, he set an example. You think that’s normal but it’s not. Great players are sometimes lazy and that’s not him. He’s a big example for his teammates. He’s encouraging us to be competitive.”
It echoes his comments from many years ago, where during his stint at Chelsea, he dubbed Kane a “complete striker” and that he was “one of the best strikers in the world.”
Back in April, GOAL lauded the Spurs talisman in a similar nature, so that only goes to show the level of consistency that he has been delivering over a long period of time, despite the lack of silverware in N17.
With Law suggesting that it’s likely Kane signs a new contract, we should expect the prolific marksman to keep up such form over the coming season and beyond.
He and Conte are at the forefront of Spurs’ current transformation and that should leave many concerned with the club absolutely delighted.