Owen Hargreaves has said that despite the growing speculation linking Harry Kane with a move to Bayern Munich, he expects the striker to remain a Tottenham player next season.
The rumour mill from Germany linking Kane with a switch to the Allianz Arena shows no signs of dissipating anytime soon, with the striker’s current deal at Tottenham running out in 2024 (Transfermarkt).
The latest update on the matter came from SportBild (26/09/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness), who reported on Monday that the 29-year-old’s agent has ‘already been assured’ by the Bayern hierarchy that they will make an offer for him next summer.
The report asserted that the Spurs star would be a ‘very hot’ topic at the Bavarian club next summer if he does not sign a new contract in North London before then.
However, Hargreaves has now cited Antonio Conte’s presence at Tottenham as one of the reasons why he cannot see Kane leaving his boyhood club at the end of the season.
When asked about the reports linking Kane with a switch to the Bundesliga giants, the former Bayern midfielder told German publication RAN: “I’m not a big fan of rumours. But surely every team in Europe would love to have a Harry Kane on their team.
“However, I think he’s already signed to a top club at Tottenham Hotspur and with Antonio Conte as well He still has a really good coach. I also think he wants to break all the records in the Premier League – and he has every opportunity to do so.
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“However, it’s obviously the job of a top club like Bayern to ask about Kane. But he belongs to Tottenham and I find it hard to imagine him not playing in London next year.”
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It is worth remembering that the only time that Kane ever really pushed to leave Spurs was after two poor seasons where we failed to finish in the top four.
The striker has always maintained that he is happy to stay if the club are competing at the top, and we certainly seem to be building towards that under Conte.
So, there are reasons to be optimistic that the 29-year-old will sign a new contract.