Tottenham are reportedly set to offer Harry Kane a considerable pay hike in hope of convincing him to PERMANENTLY steer clear of Manchester City.
Kane took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce his intentions to remain at Tottenham, despite having been heavily linked with a move away from his boyhood club for several months.
In actuality, you imagine Kane was holding out for his move to Man City, which never materialised, and instead decided to save as much face as possible with the Tottenham supporters.
It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks. 👏⚽
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 25, 2021
He could now be provided with the opportunity to really display his commitment, with The Sun reporting that Spurs will table an offer of a contract extension to the England captain.
That would reportedly include a £100K-a-week pay-rise, which would see the 28-year-old bank £330K-a-week on a new six-year deal that’d keep him at Spurs until he’s 34.
This is a real ‘stick or twist’ moment for Kane, perhaps the most important decision of his entire career.
Kane signed a new six-year contract with Tottenham back in 2018, with the years remaining on his contract likely to have priced him out of a move away from the club this summer.
If he is still hoping to leave Spurs, perhaps to Man City or elsewhere, next summer, then it would be nonsensical for him to sign a new deal for the sake of an extra £100K-a-week.
Kane would have just two years left on run on his contract come next summer. At 29, it could be his final opportunity to try something new away from Tottenham while still in his prime.
But – if he really does want to send a message of commitment to Spurs, there’d be no better way to do so than committing the rest of his golden years to the club.
It’ll be mightily intriguing to see what he does next.