Clinton Morrison has backed Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham next season if Antonio Conte is still at the club but the pundit insisted Spurs might find it hard to hang on to the striker if Manchester City come knocking again in the summer. 

There continues to be plenty of speculation regarding Kane’s future, with the striker having just two and a half years left to run on his contract at Spurs (Transfermarkt).

The Sun reported last month the England captain is seeking assurances that Conte will be backed in the summer before committing his future to the club.

According to The Evening Standard, Tottenham’s elimination from the FA Cup could be a major blow to the club’s hopes of hanging on to the striker as the 28-year-old had hoped that winning the FA Cup could pave the way for the club to lift further trophies with Conte.

Morrison believes it will be even harder for Spurs to hang on to their talisman this summer if City come knocking again.

The former Crystal Palace striker told Sky Sports News (1/3, 22:27): “I think he will stay in the summer if Conte is there and that he sees they can progress next season and challenge to get in the top-four. 

“But if someone like a Man City come knocking on the door, Harry Kane is going to Man City because he wants to win trophies.

“Maybe [Spurs will regret not selling]. But I think he’s so crucial for Tottenham, Tottenham probably did the right thing.

“For Harry Kane, himself, he’s missed out not going to a big club like Man City because he’d probably have been up there with Mo Salah as one of the top goalscorers in the Premier League.

“But he’s so important for that football club, I can understand why Tottenham kept him. But in the summer, it will be even harder to keep him because he’s a fantastic striker.”

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Even if we somehow manage to finish in the top four and Conte convinces Kane to stick around, I still do not think the striker will be ready to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Spurs might be better off getting a sizable transfer fee for the striker in the summer and reinvesting the money into the squad but it remains to be seen if Conte would be patient enough for such a rebuild.  

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