Pundit believes Kane will question length of Conte’s contract at Tottenham

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Antonio Conte
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Tim Sherwood has claimed that Harry Kane will end up questioning the long-term view of Antonio Conte’s contract at Tottenham in terms of the club challenging for the Premier League title. 

Conte was appointed by Spurs a fortnight ago as the club’s replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo following an unconvincing run of form in the Premier League. 

However, a caveat in the deal for the Italian, was the fact he signed an 18-month contract in North London, with the option to extend for another year. 

The length of Conte’s contract has intrigued former Spurs player and manager Sherwood, who thinks it will only lead to questions from talisman Kane regarding the club’s long-term outlook in terms of becoming a contender for the league title. 

The England captain became embroiled in a summer-long transfer saga in which he was linked with a move to Manchester City, after alerting Spurs chiefs of his desire to seek a new challenge. 

Sherwood told Premier League Daily: “Harry [Kane] wants to leave, not because of Antonio Conte, not because of Jose Mourinho. Not because of Nuno [Espirito Santo], but because he doesn’t think the club can win.

“Just one player isn’t going to make them win. Antonio might think, ‘You don’t want to play for me son’. If I am Harry Kane, then I am saying, ‘You only signed an 18-month contract’. 

“‘Are we going to win and I mean win the Premier League?’ Because that’s what Harry Kane wants to do. That’s what he wants to leave the football club to go to Manchester City. He wants to win the Premier League.

“‘Are we going to do that in 18 months? You are not going to be here in 18 months’, so I will ask him the question. ‘Where is your long-term view of the football club when you are signing for 18 months?’

“‘I have been here. I have been here for a lot of years and paid good service to the football club. Do you not think it’s right for me to leave?’ I would ask him the question.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Conte’s contract length is a bit of an awkward duration, but really no one should be worrying about that yet considering he has only just arrived at the club. 

He has been good in short stints for clubs in the past, so hopefully, that can carry over at Spurs quickly as well. 

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