Tottenham Hotspur are growing in belief that they will tie Harry Kane down to a new contract in the near future…
That’s according to talkSPORT journalist and transfer expert Alex Crook, who claims that the England international is likely to extend his current £200k-per-week deal due to two main factors – one, manager Antonio Conte, and two, their qualification to the Champions League.
When asked about the likelihood of the 29-year-old extending his stay, he told GIVEMESPORT:
“I think they are more confident because of Antonio Conte and the fact they’re back in the Champions League.”
Recently, ever-reliable football.london reporter Alasdair Gold revealed that Spurs would soon submit a contract offer to their leading talisman and that he was a “huge part” of Conte’s plans at the club.
His current deal expires in 2024, so there is no rush as he still has two years to run but given last summer’s interest from Manchester City and lingering interest from Bayern Munich, it would be a very wise decision from sporting director Fabio Paratici to get it done sooner rather than later.
If he can get this over the line in the coming weeks, then arguably, it would be the Lilywhites’ best piece of business yet as a large part of their success will boil down to the Englishman and his goalscoring exploits.
Signing a new long-term bumper contract at Hotspur Way will make it very hard for the Bundesliga champions, something that their manager Julian Nagelsmann has already alluded to.
“He is very expensive. That’s the problem – but brilliant player. One of two or three who can play as a centre-forward [as well as a] No 10, but he’s very strong, brilliant with [his] head and both feet,” the German claimed (via the Daily Mail).
“He could score a lot in the Bundesliga. I don’t know the price, but it’s really tough for Bayern Munich. We’ll see what happens in the future.”
City’s interest was a very frustrating saga as Kane, according to Sky Sports, even asked to leave his boyhood club.
Last campaign, the 29-year-old striker finished with 17 goals and nine assists in the Premier League, having started the season off slow. Overall, he was their top goalscorer in all competitions, just as he has been for the past eight seasons.
Now with Conte at the helm and Spurs back in the Champions League, it would make sense for Kane to commit his future to Tottenham, if that happens anytime soon, then you can forget about Richarlison and Yves Bissouma. This news would eclipse the lot.