Tottenham Hotspur want to hand Harry Kane a new contract…
What’s the word?
The England striker has been linked with a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in recent weeks but according to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, he’s “untouchable” in north London, meaning he will not be sold.
Instead, there are plans to discuss new terms.
“There’s no discussion, negotiation or talk about Harry Kane. Tottenham always considered him untouchable and there’s nothing concrete going on with Bayern,” he tweeted.
“[Daniel] Levy, [Fabio] Paratici and [Antonio] Conte have never considered to sell Kane this summer – Spurs want to discuss a new deal soon.”
Will Kane sign a new contract at Spurs?
Conte’s main talisman
Kane, who is currently the Lilywhites’ highest-earning player on £200k-per-week, is the most important cog in Conte’s machine.
Not only does he regularly provide goals – as he has done throughout his Spurs career, finding the net 248 times across 386 appearances – but he has also become something of a playmaker in recent times.
The Englishman provided 14 assists in 35 league appearances back in 2020/21 and followed that up with nine assists last season, forming a solid partnership with Heung-min Son. The pair often account for a big percentage of the club’s goals in the Premier League.
“The new playmaker at Spurs is Harry Kane. He is like the new Diego Maradona now. Long passes, short passes, he has it all,” once claimed former Tottenham star David Ginola to Sky Sports (via the Daily Mail).
Spurs may well have finally provided some backup to their prolific marksman, signing Richarlison from Everton this summer, but if you take Kane out of the team, you can expect there to be a big drop-off in goals – both scored and provided.
It will come as great news for the Lilywhites faithful that Spurs are not considering selling him, especially considering the saga with Manchester City last summer. They will also be buzzing by the fact that the club’s hierarchy are wanting to tie him down to a new contract as his current deal ends in 2024.
As such, this update from Romano will surely have many associated with Tottenham delighted.
AND in other news, Alasdair Gold drops Spurs transfer claim…