Alasdair Gold would be ‘stunned’ if Kane and Spurs don’t look at new contract

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Alasdair Gold has revealed that he would be ‘stunned’ if Tottenham Hotspur and Harry Kane’s representatives do not start talking about a new contract soon.

Kane’s effort to engineer a move to Manchester City in the summer did not work as Daniel Levy held firm during the transfer window.

Based on the way in which the striker has started the season, he certainly does not appear to be suffering from a hangover due to the failed transfer.

Kane got up and running for the campaign with a brace against Pacos De Ferriera last month and also found the back of the net in all three of England’s World Cup qualifiers during the international break.

It remains to be seen whether City will make a renewed attempt to sign the 28-year-old during the January transfer window or next summer.

Gold has now asserted that if Kane has a good season, Tottenham’s asking price for the striker might not drop next summer as he would still have two years left on his contract.

When asked in a Q&A on Football.London if there was any truth to rumours about a new contract for Kane, Gold responded: “I’d be stunned if both sides don’t look at a new contract for Kane soon.

“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.

“If he has another great season then his value will not drop and Tottenham will point to Real Madrid’s £200m bid for Mbappe with just nine months left of the Frenchman’s contract.

“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.

“For Kane, he will know soon what the market is likely to hold next summer. Pep Guardiola’s comments last month about wishing the striker ‘all the best with his career in London’ sounded like closure.

“Kane stated that he does not want to move abroad which would then only really leave Manchester United, who perhaps don’t guarantee silverware in the same way City would.

“Then the question would be for Kane whether he feels he can win things at Tottenham and the records he can break and the legacy he can leave in north London. We’ll see what the coming weeks and months bring.”

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Gold certainly makes an interesting point about Kane’s options being limited if he wants to remain in the Premier League. If City do not return for him, that only leaves United as a realistic option for the 28-year-old. If Spurs show that they can sustain a top-four push under Nuno, perhaps Kane can be convinced to commit his peak years to Tottenham.

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