Football journalist Dean Jones has been sharing some details over the possibility of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane potentially signing a new contract at the north London club.
This comes after Jones made an appearance on a recent episode of Touchline Talk where he spoke about a range of subjects concerning a variety of clubs across Europe.
During the episode, Jones was asked about the likelihood of Kane putting pen to paper on a new deal at Spurs after the striker was heavily linked with a move to fellow Premier League side Manchester City throughout the recent summer transfer window.
In response, Jones had this to say on the matter:
(13:08) “Discussions aren’t really taking place actively right now, but [from] what I understand Harry Kane and his representatives are open to the idea of talks over a new contract, new terms on a deal at Tottenham.
“Which is very interesting, given that he was pressing so hard to leave the club over the summer, I don’t think there’s much doubt about that.
“Tottenham, in those final days of the transfer window, going back really to mid-July, were willing to put a new contract in front of Harry Kane and say ‘come and sign this we’ll improve your terms, stay with us’. He didn’t do that.
“But now, he is open to it and I think the reason for that is because they would like there to be a clause within his contract that would allow him to get out if this situation arises again.
(14:20) “The problem is Daniel Levy doesn’t really like release clauses. It’s not the way he works. His feeling generally is that the highest bidder wins and if you come in with an offer that’s acceptable, then you can have my player.
“He doesn’t like to preempt things by putting targets in people’s heads that might become outdated. Typically it’s something that’s avoided at Tottenham, but maybe Harry Kane is an exception.”
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments on a potential new contract for Kane at Spurs…
Taking into account how Kane has racked up a total of 223 goals for the north London club in 340 appearances across all competitions, prior to their Europa Conference League match against Rennes, it’s easy to see why the club would want to offer the striker a new deal to potentially keep him in their squad for the foreseeable future.
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However, with Kane previously sharing his wishes to win team titles at some point in his career, and the fact that Spurs haven’t managed to get their hands on one since the 2007/08 season, perhaps it would be in his best interest if Kane manages to get Spurs to add a release clause into his potential new contract, that way if a club that regularly wins trophies comes in to sign him at some point in the future, he’ll be able to leave and Spurs can get whatever they see as a sufficient fee for him.
Also, if a club does trigger Kane’s possible release clause in his potential new contract, this could give them a good opportunity to use the money to sign a replacement for the Englishman or even strengthen their squad in other areas.