Tottenham, a dominant force in north London, is using all of its resources in an endeavor to sign Harry Kane to a long-term contract and keep him as their talisman. The new contract that has been offered to the star striker is a big increase over his weekly salary of £200,000. The prolific goal scorer isn’t rushing to sign this contract, especially because the transfer window is still open, but there is a catch.
The Clock Ticks on Kane’s Spurs Deal
On July 28, Kane will turn 30. He is about to enter the last year of a six-year contract with Spurs. As time passes, a number of elite teams are expressing interest in the striker, with Bayern Munich just last week making an initial offer of €70 million. There is no doubt about Thomas Tuchel’s fervent desire to sign Kane to a contract with Bayern.
Kane is not for sale, according to the clear position in the Tottenham boardroom. Chairman Daniel Levy is concerned that if Kane decides to go, his popularity may further decline due to the lackluster performance from previous season.
In addition to the significant financial gain under the proposed contract, Levy is betting that Kane would see his future as being bound to Tottenham. Levy is optimistic that the team’s fortunes may change under newly appointed manager Ange Postecoglou. Levy supports Postecoglou in his determination to install a more aggressive 4-3-3 system. The squad starts to take shape under Leonardo Gabbanini’s close supervision.
Guglielmo Vicario, the goalkeeper, and James Maddison, the midfielder, are already on board, and the fresh additions are proof of this reformation. Manor Solomon, a promising winger, will soon make an announcement. The emphasis is now on strengthening the central defense, with Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga possibly leaving and up to three newcomers anticipated in this round.
Advanced negotiations are underway for Wolfsburg’s £30m-valued Micky van de Ven and Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba is also on the radar. Additionally, Spurs are eyeing the acquisition of Clement Lenglet from Barcelona on a permanent basis. They are hopeful to strike a deal for a free transfer.
An Uncertain Future for Kane
Kane, who will resume training the following week as preseason approaches, hasn’t yet met Postecoglou. The striker’s position is still up in the air. Everything is possible, including a summer transfer, one more season at Tottenham before leaving for free, and the less likely option of extending his contract with the club.Kane’s comments from the last campaign, which alluded to a break from the principles the team upheld under former manager Mauricio Pochettino, are still reverberating throughout the club. Postecoglou’s top priority right now is to revive the club’s culture, rebuild relationships with the supporters, and persuade Kane that the ship is worth staying on. According to The Guardian, Tottenham is in for a challenging season.
Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs squad continues to take shape ahead of his maiden Premier League campaign, with a flurry of transfer activity – and a desperate bid to keep superstar Harry Kane.
Tottenham has already secured deals for goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario and their top target, £40 million ($A76m) midfielder James Maddison from Leicester, and have turned Dejan Kulusevski’s loan deal permanent.
They are now closing in on a deal for Israel winger Manor Solomon. Fabrizio Romano reports a five-year contract has been struck for the 23-year-old forward, who scored five times in 24 loan appearances at Fulham.
Fulham reportedly were keen on turning his deal permanent, but the Australian manager looks set to beat out their interest and secure the talented youngster.
Meanwhile, Spurs are also reportedly on the brink of landing a new defender in Micky van de Ven, a 22-year-old versatile back who featured in all-but-one Bundesliga match for Wolfsburg last season. Liverpol were also closely linked to the player, but Tottenham look set to win the race with a £30m ($A57m) bid for the forceful defender