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A major update has emerged over the future of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. It is well-documented he has only one-year remaining on his current Spurs deal, and The Times now understands Kane will not sign a new contract with the Premier League club.
Kane, who has been heavily linked with a summer move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, will not pen an extension to remain at Tottenham, and has expressed a desire to join Thomas Tuchel’s side. A contract offer remains on the table at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but it would appear Kane now has his sights firmly set on a switch abroad.
The forward, who will turn 30 on July 28th, still has the option of signing a contract extension with Spurs, which is believed to contain a weekly wage well over £300,000. However, the England captain looks to have completely blocked off that option, giving Tottenham a pretty big decision to make. The question therefore remains to agree a deal with Bayern now for a big fee, or receive nothing next summer.
The Bundesliga side still retain a big interest in signing up the player, despite already seeing two offers knocked back in recent weeks. Kane has since returned to pre-season training with his current club, and appeared in the friendly clash with West Ham United. Tottenham are said to want at least £100million to allow their all-time record scorer to depart, but Bayern’s most recent offer was £70million plus add-ons.
Harry Kane Transfer: What happens now?
Well, the ball is in the court of Bayern Munich at the moment as they are the ones who ultimately need to pay the fee that Tottenham want if they’re to get their man. Signing a striker is of upmost importance to Bayern as they still haven’t completely replaced Robert Lewandowski, who left last year for La Liga side Barcelona.
The prospect of Kane leaving Spurs is something no Tottenham fan wishes to become reality, but even whispers amongst supporters suggest they would completely understand if he did seek pastures new in search of major honours. During his time with the club, Kane holds three runners-up medals; two from the EFL Cup and one the UEFA Champions League.
Reality does at least appear to be settling in and with this new confirmation that Kane won’t be signing an extension, it means Tottenham will realistically have to start planning for life without their star man. The best case scenario would be him staying for an extra year and leaving next summer. Kane is unwilling to stay beyond this, but would he force a move this summer? Maybe so.
Other clubs have been linked with Kane, such as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, but it would appear his heart is now set on joining up with Tuchel at Bayern. The only question is if that is for £100million now or for nothing in one year.
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