Ex-Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has revealed that he wouldn’t be surprised to see Harry Kane sign a contract extension in the near future.
Kane’s time at N17 has gone through several ups and downs over the past year or so.
He had pushed for a move to Manchester City last summer which failed to materialise (Sky Sports) and his form took a massive hit following that incident until Antonio Conte took over the managerial job.
Kane has two years left in his current contract with Tottenham growing more confident about the prospect of a renewal (The Athletic). That being said, it has already been revealed that both parties are not in a rush to reach an agreement at the moment (90min).
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich publically hinted at their interest in signing Kane after losing Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona this summer. Manager Julian Nagelsmann and their chiefs suggested that the England skipper could be targeted in the future (Sky Sports).
Despite such a situation, Redknapp believes Kane will pen a new deal with Conte’s side and pledge his long-term future in the next six months or less.
Speaking on The Sky Sports Football Podcast, Redknapp said: “Harry Kane now, instead of last year thinking he needs to go if he needs to show any ambition.
“I wouldn’t be surprised in the next six months or maybe even less if he signs a new contract at that club because he looks at it and thinks that he can win there.
“It’s his club, the fans adore him, I can see that happening now. If you’d said that to me a year ago I’d have said no chance, but right now everything is in place for him to achieve what he wants.”
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There is no doubt that Kane would feel more confident about finally winning a title at his childhood club with the Italian coach at the helm. Not to mention, the new signings would have further solidified the hope within the 29-year-old’s mind.
Despite that, it is difficult to see a new contract being signed before the 2022 Qatar World Cup. After all, Kane would probably not want to feel distracted by too many things on his mind, which is understandable indeed.
The club may also understand his situation and give him some time before engaging in contract talks. Hence, it is likely that any significant progress would only be made after the WC that will take place later this year.
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