Dean Jones believes Harry Kane will want a release clause in any new contract he signs with Tottenham.
Kane has just two years left to run on his current deal at Spurs (Transfermarkt) but reports over recent weeks have revealed that the North London club plan on opening talks with him regarding a new contract soon (Football.London’s Alasdair Gold).
The Athletic reported on Sunday that there is now ‘more confidence’ at Tottenham ‘than there has been for some time’ that Kane will sign a new contract.
The report claimed the England captain had rejected a bumper contract offer from the club last summer after his move to Manchester City fell through.
It was asserted that the 29-year-old is now happy with the direction the club is moving under Antonio Conte and he could be open to signing a new deal.
However, Jones believes Kane will only put pen to paper on a new contract if there is a clause that would allow him to leave if Spurs are not moving in the right direction.
The journalist told GiveMeSport about the possibility of the striker signing a new deal: “The big part of the negotiation will obviously be around a release clause.
“At the moment, Kane will see his expiring contract as the perfect way to draw a line under his Tottenham career if things aren’t going well at that point.
“So I think if he was to sign, he would probably look for a clause that kicks in around the same sort of time that was feasible for him to get out as well.”
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Daniel Levy has never agreed to insert a release clause in any player’s contract and I do not think that will change with Kane. However, after the events of last summer, I can see the striker’s entourage asking for a release clause that would become active in case Tottenham finish outside the top four.
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