Journalist Dean Jones has been speaking on The Done Deal Show about Harry Kane’s future and what the striker thinks about working under Antonio Conte.
There was a load of speculation over the summer linking Kane with a move to Manchester City, and while nothing materialised, the transfer talk appears to have played with his game, as the striker has only scored once in the Premier League this season – although this has not stopped ESPN from claiming that City could return for the striker in the near future.
Will Tottenham win a trophy under Antonio Conte?
Kane may not be as willing to agitate for a move in January or next summer given that Antonio Conte, who has won the league with his previous three clubs, is now the manager at Tottenham, so the England captain may well see this as his best (and potentially last) opportunity to win a piece of silverware with the club he’s been at his entire career.
Jones has been giving an insight into Kane’s future with Tottenham.
He said: “I’m told he’s staying now at this point. He’s obviously found it difficult to get over the fact he didn’t get his transfer in the summer.
“If the Nuno [Espirito Santo] situation would have continued, then we might have had a problem. There was never actually any issue between Kane and Nuno, it’s not like there was any friction between them; Kane just got on with his job and tried to fit into what Nuno was trying to do.
“Ultimately, he wasn’t getting the ball enough, though, and Tottenham’s style of play didn’t suit him, so they’ve had to change that. I’m told that he’s much more optimistic about Conte turning this team around. He feels it’s as good a chance as any of Tottenham getting a reboot and trying to win stuff under Conte, because he’s got such a reputation of doing so.
“So right now, I think that Harry Kane, there’s no chance of him leaving in January, as far as I can tell.”
TIF Thoughts on Kane…
Despite reports claiming that Man City will revisit Kane’s situation in the future, it appears hard to believe they will move for a striker who has so far only netted once in the Premier League and will be 29 years old when next season kicks off.
Once Kane realised he would be remaining with Spurs, reports from TEAMtalk emerged suggesting he may now be willing to sign a new contract with the club – and that may intensify in the coming weeks if Kane truly believes Conte can deliver trophies with this Tottenham squad.