Former England striker Kevin Phillips believes Harry Kane will not sign a new deal at Tottenham and will push for another exit from the club next summer.
The 28-year-old reportedly made his feelings known to the north London side at the end of last season, citing his intentions to leave N17 in the wake of yet another campaign without silverware.
Manchester City held a keen interest in Kane, but could not meet the demands of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who reportedly set a £160 million price tag for the forward.
As a result, Kane has accepted his status in the capital for at least another six months, and recently told talkSPORT he is focused on the season ahead with a ‘clear conscience’ after the events that transpired.
Kane has three years left on his current deal, but reportedly rejected a new contract offer earlier this summer in the hope of getting his desired move to the Etihad Stadium.
Former Premier League striker Phillips doubts the Spurs man will sign a deal under the circumstances and sees him pushing for a move again at the end of the season.
Phillips told Football Insider: “I heard what he said and yeah, reading between the lines, you would say Daniel Levy has broken a gentleman’s agreement.
“If Kane is sleeping easy at night he is obviously laying the blame somewhere else.
“We don’t know the facts but to hear that from Harry says a lot. I’m pretty sure he is hinting towards a gentleman’s agreement being broken.
“Harry may not be happy about it but he won’t throw his toys out of the pram. He will knuckle down and do what he does best which is score goals.
“We will see what happens come the summer. I don’t see him signing a new deal. I think he’ll be angling for a move again next summer. I’d be very surprised if he extended.”
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It is difficult to see how negotiations for a new Spurs contract between Kane and Levy would transpire following this summer.
If City have no other targets in mind at the end of the season, no doubt interest will reignite in Kane. The question is what value would they be prepared to offer a year later.
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