Spurs are preparing to attempt tie Kane down to another long-term contract in a bid to ward off future interest from Manchester City following this summer’s transfer saga
Harry Kane reportedly looks set to be handed a new contract by Tottenham after the striker publicly announced he would be staying at the club this summer.
Kane has been attempting to seal a move to Manchester City for much of the transfer window, but the deal stalled over Tottenham’s £150m asking price.
The England captain had tried everything in his power to leave, including choosing to delay his return to pre-season training from his summer holiday.
That saw him miss Spurs’ opening game of the Premier League season, coincidentally a 1-0 win over City, as well as the defeat to Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League.
The 28-year-old returned to action at the weekend, coming on as a second-half substitute as Tottenham narrowly defeated Wolves at Molineux.
He was met by chants including “He wants to be Manc” by the home crowd, but the striker has now reversed his decision to depart.
Kane released a statement on social media on Wednesday that reiterated his commitment to Tottenham.
“It was incredible to see the reception from Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks,” the statement said.
“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100 per cent focused on helping the team achieve success.”
The reason his move to City stalled was in large part due to their unwillingness to pay Tottenham’s £150m asking price.
Spurs were able to demand such a high figure because Kane still has three years left on his current contract.
But with the threat of the saga returning either in January or next summer, The Sun report that Spurs are now preparing to offer their star striker a bumper new deal.
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They state that the Premier League club will offer Kane a £100,000-a-week pay rise, to take him to a weekly wage of £330,000 a week.
The deal would last for six years, taking his time at the club to 2027, just before he turns 34.
It is said that Tottenham hope such a deal will keep him from agitating to leave in the future, but that his quest for trophies could see the transfer saga return.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo made no secret of his happiness with Kane’s decision to stay.
“It’s great news, fantastic for everybody. We are all very happy. He’s one of the best players in the world. We are all delighted to have more options,” Nuno said.
“It says we are able to keep one of the best players in the world — this is important. All the players have to show this belief that together we can make good things.”
Having decided to stay, the striker appears set to start in the second leg of the Europa Conference League play-off against Pacos de Ferreira, with Nuno insisting he is remaining calm about the prospect of the saga returning.
“I am not worried at all. It’s day by day, he’s an option for tomorrow [against Pacos]. It’s the only thing, my only thought,” he said.
“Since Harry rejoined us in training he has been working and his attitude has been great. This is what we value.”