Tottenham Hotspur hold the option to whether Antonio Conte’s contract in north London will be extended at the end of the season.
This has been suggested by the reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold who has been speaking on his latest YouTube video about the Italian’s future.
A number of reports have suggested Conte is the subject of interest from his former side Juventus with their current coach, Massimiliano Allegri, believed to potentially be in the firing line.
But Gold believes it is Spurs who hold the option to extend his deal rather than the two-way option some believed where both parties would have had to agree to extend his stay:
“We also know there’s an option to extend [Conte’s contract] it. But what the suggestions were was that it was a thing called a two-way option, which meant that both Conte and Spurs would have to mutually agree to extend.
“However, digging around, I’ve got confirmation today that it’s Tottenham that hold this option. So Tottenham are the ones who can decide to extend, and they can do so whenever they choose to do it before the end of the contract.
“So that gives Conte a little bit more protection if the side like let’s say Juventus do come in, they’d have to pay a lot more money. But from what I understand, Conte seems to be quite happy at the moment. He seems to be quite settled.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
We are interested to see how this saga pans out and we feel as if the January transfer window could play a big part in Conte’s future.
Do you expect Conte to stay at Spurs?
Spurs drastically improved their side in the previous January window with Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur, so we think the Italian will be hoping for the same in a few months time.
With this in mind, if Conte does not get what he wants in the January window, it will be interesting to see if he acts in a similar fashion to what he did last season where he was non-comital to his future in N17.