Journalist Pete O’Rourke has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur could convince Harry Kane to sign a new contract if they manage to qualify for the Champions League.
Tottenham managed to hold firm amidst Manchester City’s attempts to snap up Kane last summer but Pep Guardiola’s side were initially expected to reignite their interest in the 28-year-old again this summer (The Sun).
However, it has now emerged that City have reportedly agreed on personal terms with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and are expected to activate his release clause (Daily Mail).
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold reported last week that there is a growing hope within Spurs that Kane will remain a Tottenham player next season.
Gold claimed that despite the striker having just two years left on his contract, the Lilywhites remain unwilling to sell him this summer.
O’Rourke has now said Kane could commit his long-term future to Spurs if he feels the club are progressing under Antonio Conte.
He told GiveMeSport: “Getting Champions League football is key.
“I think if you can get Champions League football, Harry Kane playing at the highest level, it’s going to give you a better chance to keep him at the club and maybe persuade him to sign a new contract as well. Spurs would love that to happen.
“He loves Spurs. He’s got some records in his sights as well, so I think if Spurs can get that top four and Conte can maybe improve that squad in the summer to turn them into possible title contenders, I’m sure that will then go a long way to maybe persuading Harry Kane to stay at the club.”
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Even if we qualify for the Champions League, I have my doubts over whether Kane will sign a new contract without a release clause after the events of last summer. I suspect the 28-year-old will want to wait and see what we do during this summer’s transfer window and if there are major signs of progress next season.
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