Talking to the Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Ian McGarry has made a claim on the future of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
The Lowdown: Staying put in London
The 28-year-old was at the centre of one of the biggest transfer rumours of the summer as Premier League champions Manchester City wanted to sign him to replace Sergio Aguero, who moved to Barcelona at the end of his contract at the Etihad Stadium.
However, despite Pep Guardiola confirming his interest in the England striker in August, a deal couldn’t be agreed and Kane announced in a statement on Twitter that he was ‘100% focused on helping the team achieve success’.
The England captain made his first club appearance of the season in the 1-0 victory at Wolves two weeks ago and he praised the Spurs fans for their ‘incredible’ reception that afternoon.
The Latest: Input a release clause
McGarry spoke about the striker’s future in a recent episode of the Transfer Window Podcast and claimed that Kane’s representative, his brother Charlie, is attempting to agree on a new and improved deal for the striker which would see an increase in wage and a release clause which could be activated at a specific point.
Speaking on the podcast, McGarry said: “My information is that Kane’s position now is that his representative, who is his brother, Charlie Kane, is hopeful of negotiating an upgrade on Kane’s current contract.
“That would include a release clause, meaning that Kane could leave next summer or indeed in January for a set fee, rather than the haggling which went on during the last few months between City and Tottenham.
“Kane himself still sees his future as playing in a team that will win trophies, something that he has not experienced.”
The Verdict: Not good for Spurs
Whilst it will be music to the ears of Tottenham fans who adore the star striker, it isn’t really good news for the club due to the addition of the release clause.
Kane’s decision to stay put for now provides Spurs with a stronger chance of returning to the Champions League next season, but long-term it could ultimately lead to a deal happening in the future which will see the ‘special player in the history of the club‘ finally move on if the release clause is triggered.
For now, let’s just enjoy what he can do at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where he has already become of the club’s greatest-ever goalscorers.
In other news: Forward lifts lid on summer links with Spurs – find more here.
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