Tottenham could put off fresh contract talks with Harry Kane until at least 2024 when the striker’s current deal expires.
According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Tottenham are not planning to begin fresh contract talks with star striker Harry Kane, who remains unsure about his long-term future at the club. There are plenty of factors involved in extending his stay, and Spurs still hope to keep him for a longer period.
The future of Harry Kane remains a big subject in Premier League circles and the corridors of Tottenham Hotspur. The English striker may have a contract with Spurs until 2024, but clubs willing to sign him up in the summer remain in the hunt.
Manchester City chased the striker for the best part of last summer, only for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to reject possible bids upwards of £120 million for the star striker. Kane was interested in moving clubs, as he wished to fulfil his long-standing dream of winning trophies, something he has been unable to at Tottenham.
Despite Kane’s much-publicised off-field antics involving a reported refusal to train and go on a strike, the English forward was forced to come back and remain at the club. While Manchester City supposedly retain an interest, there are doubts over the Premier League champions’ willingness to spend significantly on the striker.
Meanwhile, Kane has warned the club to back manager Antonio Conte in the summer window. If the results and support from the board remain unsatisfactory, the striker could look to move away and play elsewhere next season.
Kane put those ambitions to action when Tottenham beat Manchester City at the Etihad this past weekend, with the Englishman bagging a brace that included a dramatic injury-time winner. While the result might have hurt Pep Guardiola and opened up the title race in Liverpool’s favour, Kane was able to show his full potential to suitors.
Meanwhile, inside Tottenham’s offices, the hierarchy are prepared to put off any potential contract talks with Kane to extend his contract. Daniel Levy is ready to let the striker run down his deal while indicating the desire to keep hold of the England skipper again this summer.
Kane had a new offer on the table after the Manchester City saga last summer, only for him to decline those new terms. The England star could wait out and continue playing for the club before moving as a free agent, although by that time, he would be 31 years old.
It remains to be seen if outfits such as the Manchester clubs or even Newcastle United come in with a sizeable offer for Kane’s liking. However, to maintain the idea of future progress and keep hold of Antonio Conte, Kane remaining at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium become Spurs’ priority in the summer.