Journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke has claimed that he fully expects Harry Kane to still be at Tottenham Hotspur next season as things currently stand.
The England international was heavily linked with a move away from north London during the summer on almost a daily basis with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admitting that he wanted to sign the Spurs talisman last summer but was unable to agree on a deal due to Daniel Levy’s reluctance to sell his prized asset (Manchester Evening News).
The Athletic recently reported that Kane wants to win trophies and ideally at Tottenham and only pushed for a move when it looked impossible to achieve.
Under Antonio Conte, Kane has looked revitalised and the club are into the fifth round of the FA Cup where they face Championship outfit Middlesbrough and are also in contention for Champions League qualification with a top four finish in the Premier League table.
While Pitt-Brooke acknowledges that anything could happen between now and next season, he believes that securing Champions League football could satisfy Kane while City may also turn their attention to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland.
“If Tottenham are in the Champions League next year, then I think that will dampen any curiosity in leaving that Kane might feel, particularly if the progress under Conte is clear,” he told The View from The Lane podcast.
“Also, I’m not convinced that City will necessarily go for a 29-year-old in the market. They want Haaland. If they don’t get Haaland, I don’t know whether Kane will be a plan B. Also, frankly, I don’t think City particularly enjoyed the saga over this summer. And I’m not sure they would particularly want to try and do it all again.
“Anything can happen in football. And this might sound very stupid in five months’ time. But right now, I am certainly expecting Kane to be there next season.”
Securing Champions League football would be a big boost in any attempt to persuade Kane to put pen to paper on a contract extension, especially if City do look to land Haaland.
An FA Cup victory and a place in the top four would be the dream scenario for Spurs to round off this season, and with Antonio Conte at the helm, anything is possible.
He is starting to look like his old self, having scored seven goals in his last 11 matches.
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