Harry Kane could engineer an exit from Spurs if the club fails to back manager Antonio Conte in the summer transfer window.
Harry Kane remains open to continuing with Tottenham for the foreseeable future as long as the board matches his and manager Antonio Conte’s ambitions. According to a report in The Sun, the England skipper could leave the club if Daniel Levy fails to back the Italian manager in the summer transfer window.
Kane tried to engineer a move to Manchester City last summer, citing his desire to win trophies as the main reason to quit Spurs. Amid a drawn-out saga and a war of words between the clubs, Pep Guardiola’s team saw a mammoth offer worth a reported £120-130 million rejected by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who wanted more than £150 million for the striker.
Manchester City closed the door on a potential transfer, and following the saga, Kane endured a massive dip in form in the months leading to Nuno Espirito Santo’s dismissal.
He has since recovered to manage 15 goals across all competitions for Tottenham, although only five strikes have come in the Premier League. Irrespective of his stats, Kane remains one of the most formidable forwards in world football, and there will be no shortage of options if he decides to leave next summer.
It remains to be seen if Manchester City revive their interest, while others such as Manchester United may look to sign him. However, Kane remains open to the idea of staying put at Spurs and even signing a new contract if the club’s board match his and manager Conte’s ambitions.
Conte recently claimed Tottenham weakened the squad in the January window as they let some key players leave and failed to replace them adequately. Questions have emerged over Conte’s long-term future, with certain outlets suggesting the Italian could walk away if he is not backed in the transfer market.
The Italian manager already has admirers in the form of PSG, which could add to the pressure on Levy. And now Kane is reportedly waiting on the club to support the Italian manager to build a good squad capable of winning trophies. Spurs have failed to win major honours during his time at the club, which has become a major sticking point in the striker committing his long-term future.
Kane would be open to remaining at the north London side for the foreseeable future, although much will depend on the club’s ability to match his ambition. Despite the summer heartbreak due to the failed move to Manchester City, the striker seems to be happy again under Conte, and fans will be hoping the duo stay in north London for a long time.
The ball is in Levy’s court, and the chairman will have to make some key decisions in the summer to back Conte with his transfer plans. If not, Spurs risk losing a high profile manager and their star player in the next window.