Kane speaks on Spurs future and contract talks

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Harry Kane insists he is not holding Tottenham to ransom over his new contract and is happy to stay at the club for a “long, long time”.

Spurs have opened talks with the striker about extending his current deal, which is worth around £50,000 a week and due to expire in 2020.

The 23-year-old underlined his importance to Spurs on Saturday when his last-gasp double snatched a dramatic 3-2 win over West Ham.

“I’m happy at the club,” Kane said. “A lot of people are going to speculate about contracts but I am happy – you saw me out there (on Saturday).

“There’s not many better feelings than being at White Hart Lane and scoring in a London derby. So yeah, I am happy at the club and want to be here for a long, long time.

“We are in talks and I’m sure we will get something sorted. I’m not panicking and I’m not demanding anything as I’ve read in the paper.

“We’re having a conversation and I have no doubts that we will get it sorted. As I say, I want to be here for a long time and I am sure I will be.”

Kane’s status among Tottenham fans is unparalleled and his contribution on the pitch has been immense since breaking into the first team in 2014.

He won the Golden Boot award last season with 25 goals and hit 21 in 2014-15. Kane already has five goals this term, despite having seven weeks out with an ankle injury.

Manchester United are reportedly one of a number of clubs monitoring the forward’s situation but Kane insists speculation is simply an indicator of good form.

“I think it shows that I am doing well, for one thing,” Kane said.

“I am happy here. Hopefully we will have no issues with the contract – we have only just started talking about it. Get that down and get that wrapped up.

“I’m fully concentrated on playing for Tottenham and winning for Tottenham and I think there are no doubts after West Ham that my mind is anywhere else.

“We’ve got a great young team, new training ground, new stadium being built, great young manager. The future is very bright.

“It’s important that we keep hold of all our players and keep building on this great team that we have. For us now it’s about winning trophies and competitions – that’s the next step.”

The victory over West Ham comes as a timely boost for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who now face crunch trips to Monaco in the Champions League on Tuesday and Chelsea on the home front next weekend.

Tottenham sit third in Group E, two points behind Bayer Leverkusen, and realistically must win in France to keep their qualification hopes alive.

“It’s an important week for us and we wanted to beat West Ham to start a difficult period with Monaco then Chelsea,” Kane said.

“We are buzzing in the changing room and can’t wait for Tuesday to be out there again and try and win there because that’s a must-win game.”

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