Tottenham Hotspur may look to lean into the emotions and the legacy of Harry Kane in order to convince the striker to sign a new contract with the club.
Kane has spent his entire career at Tottenham, save for a handful of loan spells as a youngster.
He recently became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record back in February of this year (GOAL).
There is no denying Spurs have had a torrid season, both on and off the pitch. However, on a personal level, Kane is enjoying one of his best-ever campaigns, with 27 goals in all competitions so far this term (Transfermarkt).
Regardless, Kane is still without a trophy after another fruitless campaign, and the talk of his desire to win some silverware is growing.
With just over a year left on his current contract, Kane may be set to move on and fulfil this ambition. A report from the Daily Star recently suggested the England captain could join Manchester United for £80 million this summer.
Now, the latest from the Evening Standard reveals what Tottenham’s tactics may look like when it comes to negotiating a new contract for their star man.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has already mentioned the idea of Kane getting his own statue outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Cambridge Union).
The new report suggests this notion will be a key tool in the talks with Kane.
It is thought Spurs may push the idea that Kane can “achieve immortality” by committing the rest of his playing days to the club.
There is belief that Kane is more concerned with his “legacy in the game” than before, and that his emotional attachment to the club could be used to sway his decision.
There is even the suggestion that Kane’s “enduring commitment” would be worth more further down the line, than if he was to win a trophy with the Manchester clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, or Bayern Munich.
Instead, he could retire as the “undisputed King at Spurs” and preserve that legacy.
The method is expected to be a “hard sell” for Spurs however, with many suggesting Kane has already done enough to warrant an ever-lasting legacy anyway.
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I do believe Kane can be influenced by this idea of being a one-club man and a Spurs hero, and perhaps he will fear tarnishing that legacy if he was to move on.
I personally wouldn’t blame him if he did leave, but I’m sure it would be a very difficult decision for him given how much he loves the club.
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