Tottenham Hotspur legend Harry Kane could run down the remainder of his contract so that he has the luxury of picking his next destination, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
Kane has come through the north London club’s ranks and established himself as one of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers, moving up to sixth in the all-time goalscoring charts earlier this week, but he has yet to get his hands on any silverware despite his exploits in the final third of the pitch.
What’s the latest news involving Kane?
Kane grabbed the 175th and 176th Premier League goals of his career as Spurs put strugglers Everton to the sword on Monday, recording a 5-0 win.
That result allowed Tottenham to close the gap on the Premier League’s top four, with them now sitting just three points adrift of arch-rivals Arsenal.
Former Spurs frontman Teddy Sheringham claimed on Sky Sports, via Football.London, that Kane should look to secure a move away if he wants to challenge for silverware.
However, according to the Express, Kane has told his team-mates he will remain at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium if his current employers succeed in their pursuit of Champions League football and head coach Antonio Conte does not quit.
The report suggests Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are leading contenders for his signature heading into the summer transfer window.
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What has Dean Jones said about Kane?
Jones has not ruled out the possibility of Kane remaining with Tottenham until the end of his contract before seeking a new challenge.
The Athletic recently claimed Spurs will not return to the negotiating table to offer the 28-year-old a new contract just yet.
But Jones believes Kane may be inclined to turn down any future proposal due to then having the potential to join a European heavyweight and his future being in his own hands.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I think you can make the argument now that Kane could and perhaps should see out his contract and get to the point where he is 31 and can just have the pick of any club he wants in Europe and decide what exactly he wants.”
What is Kane’s current contract situation?
Kane’s deal, worth £200,000-per-week, is not due to expire until the summer of 2024.
As a result, Tottenham are not in any immediate need to negotiate fresh terms with the striker and he is clearly enjoying life at the club at the moment as he hailed boss Conte as ‘fantastic’ earlier this week.
With the 67-cap England international’s contract still having just shy of two-and-a-half years to run, it also means Spurs are in a strong negotiating position if any suitors strengthen their interest in the summer transfer window.