According to Sky Sports, Harry Kane is increasingly likely to stay at Tottenham for the coming season.
While there is no confirmation nor guarantee at this stage, the news is promising. I feel like I’ve aged about 30 years in the last two months, such is the up-and-down, topsy-turvy nature of this ongoing saga.
It looks like we’re a few hours away from knowing either way. I must stress that Kane has not made his final decision. This latest news comes from sources close to Kane. However, until he decides and airs his decision publicly, nobody truly knows whether he’ll stay or go.
Daniel Levy accepted Bayern Munich’s fourth bid this morning, which reportedly broke the £100 million threshold after incentives and add-ons. The base bid was worth just over £86 million.
The timing of the acceptance has angered most Spurs supporters, who believed Levy would reject Bayern’s fourth bid. Not only did the bid fall below Levy’s valuation, but the timing couldn’t be worse.
Three days remain until Tottenham kicks off its 2023-24 campaign at Brentford. Losing Kane now will be a devastating blow to Ange and his coaching staff. That doesn’t mean Ange hasn’t been preparing for the possibility of losing Kane.
Spurs’ all-time leading goalscorer approved the move to Bayern at the start of the transfer window but has since shifted his opinion, now leaning toward staying in north London.
He has thoroughly enjoyed his first month under Ange and is excited about the prospect of leading a revitalized and energized Tottenham line. The attacking mentality Ange has instilled in his short time in charge has been received incredibly well by each player, particularly those with more offensive roles.
Bayern is offering Kane £25 million per year, equalling £480,000 a week, more than double his current salary. While incredibly enticing, Kane won’t decide purely based on his prospective salary.
Tottenham recently offered the talisman a contract extension and a salary comparable to Bayern’s offer. Kane would make at least £400,000 weekly if he inked a new deal at Tottenham. Levy would almost certainly match Bayern’s offer.
If he stays, Kane would probably want to see how the first half of the season under Ange transpires before deciding where his future lies. If things go well, Kane would be more amenable to signing a contract extension that would keep him at Tottenham.
If not, he’s free to go wherever he wants at the end of the 2023-24 campaign, a win-win situation for the 30-year-old.
That only comes into play if Kane confirms his decision to stay, the all-important answer we wait for with bated breath.