Opinion: Looking at what could happen to Son if Kane leaves

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Harry Kane Heung-min Son
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With rumours erupting that Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham this summer, one question remains unanswered, what would happen with Heung Min Son should the English striker depart?

It all hinges on Spurs’ next managerial appointment and how Levy acts over the summer transfer window.

If the club shows ambition, Son will likely sign the contract extension and spend a few more years in North London. If not, Spurs will find themselves drifting closer to midtable obscurity.

In any case, Heung-Min Son will not be leaving the club this summer. Daniel Levy will not allow his two biggest stars to depart in one window. It does not make sense from a business perspective, and as we all know, Levy runs Tottenham like a business.

However, next summer, if Son has still not signed a contract extension, he will have one year left on his deal. At that point, Levy will be forced to sell or risk losing him on a reduced fee in January or for free the following summer.

Fortunately, Son could be convinced to stay. The South Korean clearly enjoys life in North London and has said nothing about wanting a move away.

Therefore, if the club is able to show Son that we will push for titles in the near future, he could be convinced to sign the contract extension. Of course, the best way to convince him of this is to keep Harry Kane and invest in more quality stars.

To show Son that Spurs are pushing for titles, they will have to appoint a successful, established manager. Antonio Conte would have been perfect…

However, appointing the manager is not enough. Daniel Levy has to make moves in the summer transfer window. The chairman must offload the deadwood at the club and bring in quality replacements.

By doing this, Levy will not only convince Son to stay but revive the feeling around the club and, fingers crossed, push for trophies once more.

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  1. Show son the club will push for titles in the near future. Is that like with the time machine. The only way spurs will push for title if they get in the time machine and go back to 60/61. The line itself is mind blowing what planet does the writer live on. One carling cup in 22 years of levy and enic

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