Harry Kane could leave Tottenham Hotspur if Antonio Conte isn’t given a new deal at the club, claims John Wenham.
The Spurs pundit believes that Kane’s and potentially other key players’ futures rest on Spurs agreeing a new contract with the manager.
The Italian boss joined the Lilywhites in November 2021 and led them to a top-four finish in his first campaign.
Spurs currently sit fourth in the table, but a mix of injuries and poor performances have seen them pick up just 12 points from a possible 24 in the run-up to the World Cup, with late fightbacks against Bournemouth and Leeds United the only reason they aren’t winless in five.
They’re where they want to be so far this season, but The Athletic previously reported that negotiations over a new deal haven’t moved forward, perhaps showing cracks in the relationship between Conte and the board.
With the Italian out of contract at the end of the season, albeit with Spurs having the option to extend a year, Wenham told Football Insider that should Conte not pen a new deal, it could throw Kane’s future into jeopardy as well.
He said: “Yes, I do think their futures are linked,
“It would be a huge problem for Kane if Conte was to leave at the end of the season. He has 18 months left on his own deal.
“So if we can get Conte tied down to a new deal then I think that would convince Harry that Tottenham is the best place for him to try and win that trophy.
“It causes a lot of different problems if Conte was to leave at the end of the season, then I think you have to look at Kane and what he might do.”
TIF Thoughts on Wenham’s comments…
Kane’s future will continue to become a talking point at Spurs, especially with his current deal set to expire in 18 months, which is the same time his manager’s would if the option to extend is activated and no new deal is agreed.
It could then become a real possibility that the Englishman decides to head somewhere else in search of success should it not arrive beforehand at Tottenham.
While he has had short-term success at Spurs, Conte rarely hangs around, with his two-year spell at Chelsea seeing him take charge for the most games at a single club with 106.
Therefore, if Spurs can tie him down, that could be the signal of intent Kane may be after to stay around, and with the Italian boasting five league titles and an FA Cup, his CV is hard to top.