Harry Kane in no rush to start Spurs contract talks as he focuses on FINALLY lifting the trophy amid Man Utd transfer talks
HARRY KANE expects to start talks about a new contract soon – fearing Tottenham could lose him cheaply.
The England captain remains focused on finally lifting his first trophy of the season.
Kane, who equaled Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266 goals with the winner in Fulham on Monday, is in the last 18 months of his contract.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are among the admirers of the 29-year-old.
Kane will need convincing of Spurs’ ambitions if he is to agree to a new deal.
He said: “I’m sure there will be talks in the coming months.
“But I’m just concentrating on this season and doing my best for the team.
“There’s still a lot to do to get into the Champions League, we still have to win the FA Cup and the Champions League. That’s my focus.
“I know there will be rumours, a lot of talk and speculation about my future, but I’m just focused on what I can do.”
Kane is a rarity in that he’s a one-club man if you ignore the loan spells earlier in his career.
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But despite drawing level with legend Greavsie for his youth club, his trophy cabinet remains empty.
He was pushing for a move to series winners Manchester City in the summer of 2021 but Tottenham dug in.
Kane is also tied with Wayne Rooney with 53 goals for the Three Lions.
And now he must weigh whether he wants to stay involved with the club where he made his name and risk ending up without a pot.
However, when asked if he still wants to be successful with Spurs, his answer was unequivocal.
Kane said: “Obviously I still want to win trophies for Tottenham.
“That has been my goal since I started playing football with them in the first team. It did not happen.
“I was open [how I feel about] that, but I will keep trying to achieve that.
“We have a really good squad, a fantastic coach and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be successful this season.
“We just have to give everything we can and see where we are in May or June.”
The Spurs have endured a season of ups and downs, both in terms of performances and results.
They were just three points shy of the top four after beating Craven Cottage 1-0 on Monday.
On Saturday they have a victorious draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup at champions Preston and next month they meet AC Milan in the Champions League round of 16.
However, head coach Antonio Conte’s future is still up in the air as his contract expires this summer.
Tottenham have the option of extending it for another 12 months but probably wouldn’t do so if they felt the Italian wanted out.
Some have suggested that Conte’s decision on whether or not to sign a new deal could depend on Kane writing new terms – and vice versa.
When asked if Conte would finalize his future, Kane replied, “I’m not going to talk about the manager’s future. It’s up to him.
“I’m sure he will have talks with the club and assess where we are as a team.
“He’s had a lot to do, on and off the pitch, so he probably needs time to assess everything.
“I really enjoy working with him and it would be fantastic if he stayed.”
Conte held a team briefing ahead of Monday’s game after his side conceded 21 goals in their last ten league games.
And he was rewarded with a goal conceded and three points – while his players heeded his advice to “get meaner” with some full-blooded tackles.
Kane added, “It comes in different ways. Everyone fights together, conceding goals, grinding out 1-0 victories, ultimately winning fouls.
“We’re in a tough league so it’s about doing what we can.
“We don’t have to win every game 2-0 or 3-0, 1-0 is enough.
“We have meetings every week anyway, but it was more about talking to all of us and giving our opinion on how we can go clean, strong, compact, fighting and digging deep again.
“Things can turn around very quickly and suddenly you can be in the middle of two competitions and fighting for the Champions League places.
“If we look at where we were last year and made it into the Champions League, anything is possible.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7219395/kane-spurs-contract-talks-man-utd-transfer/ Harry Kane in no rush to start Spurs contract talks as he focuses on FINALLY lifting the trophy amid Man Utd transfer talks