The Lowdown: Kane’s Spurs progression
The 28-year-old has gone from prospect to superstar rising through the ranks with the Lilywhites, having developed from the academy since joining in 2009, to now establishing himself as a regular feature and captain in Antonio Conte’s starting XI and for England.
Despite still having two years remaining on his current contract in N17, the forward has always seemed to be the centre of attention when it comes to transfer windows, none more so than last year when Premier League rivals Manchester City made multiple attempts to secure his signature.
The Latest: ‘Big statement’
Speaking during an interview with Football Insider, Wenham appears to be confident that Kane will extend his stay, claiming it would be a ‘big statement’ from Daniel Levy and co.
“It’s an exciting time at Tottenham and all I want is for Harry Kane to be the face of it.
“He has been through it all with us and it’s often said there is nothing he would like more than to win a trophy with Tottenham.
“We now have the manager along with the young players who will improve and the quality players we already have.
“Kane, Son, Kulusevski, Lloris, Bentancur, Romero, Dier, there is a really solid spine there. More signings will come in the summer.
“There is absolutely no reason why we can’t win a trophy next season. There are no excuses. We are back in the Champions League, there is loads to play for next season.
“On a possible new contract, there has been a lot of talk in the last few weeks. I would love it and I’m sure it will happen at some point.
“It would be a big statement regardless of what you think about clubs no longer being interested in Kane.
“I can see it happening this summer alongside the signing of several new players.”
The Verdict: Kane’s high ambitions
After claiming that all-important top-four finish, the fact that Spurs have now put themselves in a position to win some silverware could be a huge factor when it comes down to the 69-cap international deciding where his future lies, and it’s vital that Conte does everything within his power to tie him down as soon as possible.
The skipper, deservedly dubbed a “world-class” player by Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness, has proven to be an absolute predator in the final third throughout his career at the club, having made an outstanding 307 goal contributions in just 386 appearances, via Transfermarkt.
If the Italian is able to keep hold of his star man and get him to commit his future to his boyhood team, this would come as a massive bonus to the club who know that Kane is an integral part of their long-term vision and is someone who could lead them to plenty of success in years to come.
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