Speaking in a football.london Q&A, reliable reporter Alasdair Gold has shared a new deal update involving superstar Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
The Lowdown: Spurs tying Kane down?
Despite his heavy links to an exit from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, Fabio Paratici and co have been touted to offer Kane a new contract and keep him out of Manchester City’s clutches (The Sun).
Journalist Ian McGarry, speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, also claimed last week that Kane’s representative, his brother Charlie, wants Spurs to insert a release clause in any new and improved terms.
Now, Gold has come out with his update on the situation.
The Latest: Gold makes Kane contract claim…
Speaking in a Q&A, the journalist has shared what he knows ‘from those around’ Kane at Spurs.
Gold explains, in the aftermath of Kane’s summer statement, that Spurs sources believe a new contract is a question for the future.
Indeed, it appears the prospect of fresh terms for the 28-year-old isn’t entirely ruled out.
“I’d be stunned if both sides don’t look at a new contract for Kane soon,” Gold said (via football.london).
“In the aftermath of his statement about staying this season, the word I had back from those around him was that a new contract was a question for the future rather than in that moment.
“Ultimately though Spurs still have the power as next summer Kane will still have two years left on his current deal.
“As for a release clause, that’s not really Spurs’ thing. Toby Alderweireld’s one is the only example I can think of and there was some talk that that one came about because it was carried across from a previous deal.”
The Verdict: Best option for Kane?
Negotiating new and improved terms seems like Kane’s best option after his failed move to City in the summer.
At 29 next year, the odds of clubs splashing huge money for his services decreases season-by-season and chairman Daniel Levy will certainly not let his talisman leave easily.
Short of a transfer request or something equally drastic, it appears the striker has a decision to make on whether to make the most of his surroundings or bide his time and patiently wait for that potential move – if it ever comes.
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