Kevin Phillips can see Harry Kane signing a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur after the striker’s recent statement about Antonio Conte.
Kane’s form has improved considerably over the last couple of months after a slow start to the season, with the striker finding the back of the net four times in his last six Premier League appearances.
The Athletic reported last month that the England captain is loving life under Conte and he could be offered a new contract by Spurs if the club continues to progress under the Italian.
In an interview with Sky Sports last week, Kane praised the impact Conte has had at the North London club and insisted Spurs need to take advantage of having one of the best managers in the world in charge.
Phillips has insisted that he would not be surprised to see the 28-year-old commit his future to Tottenham on the back of that statement.
When asked about Kane’s words on Conte, the former Sunderland striker told Football Insider: “Kane is working with Conte day in, day out. He obviously has unbelievable qualities. For Harry to come out and say that is a big statement.
“If he was to leave at the end of the season, the question straight away would be, ‘Why are you leaving a club with the best manager in the world?’ You’d think he’d back him to turn things around.
“Maybe it’s a sign that Harry Kane is going to be staying. He may sign a new deal and stay at Tottenham for the rest of his career. It would not surprise me if that happens now that Conte is in charge.”
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I do not think Kane will be in any hurry to sign a new contract after the events of last summer. The striker will want to wait and see if Conte is backed and if the club continues moving in the right direction. I believe Spurs need to finish in the top four this season to convince the 28-year-old to commit his future to the club.
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