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Tottenham Hotspur: O’Rourke says it would be a “huge boost” if Harry Kane signed a new deal

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Tottenham Hotspur would be given a huge boost if striker Harry Kane signed a new deal at the club in the coming months.

That is the view of journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Kane’s future seemed to be up in the air during the summer of 2021 when a move to Manchester City looked to be on the cards for the England captain. However, a move never materialised, with the north London club remaining firm on their apparent £150m valuation of the striker.

The 29-year-old seemed more content at the club following the club’s appointment of Antonio Conte last November, and speculation over his future has quietened over the past year. 

However, with only two years remaining on his current contract at Spurs, Fabio Paratici and Daniel Levy will know that they need to understand where the future lies for Kane or risk losing him for a cut-price fee in the near future.

And O’Rourke believes that it would be a huge boost for the club if they could tie the London-born striker down to a new deal sooner rather than later.

He said: “I think it’ll be a huge boost to Tottenham this season if they can resolve Kane’s future.

“Kane, I’m sure, will be waiting to see the progress Tottenham are making, which they obviously are making under Antonio Conte.

“If they continue to do that, it’ll only strengthen their hand that Harry Kane will sign a new deal if we continue to see Spurs pushing forward and challenging for silverware.”

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TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…

It goes without saying how integral Kane is to Tottenham’s success on the pitch, with the 73-cap England international scoring 253 goals and providing 59 assists in 393 appearances for Spurs during his career, according to Transfermarkt.

The three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, who has been dubbed as “unplayable” by presenter Mark Pougatch, is also one of the best passers in world football, with the forward ranking in the top 5% of strikers across Europe’s top five leagues and European competition for progressive passes per 90 minutes (3.43) over the last 365 days, according to FBref.

Therefore, we agree with O’Rourke and believe that a new contract for Kane would be celebrated immensely at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium if the club could secure the England international’s future in the weeks and months to come.

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