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Kane Signs New Deal: A Contract of Huge Significance

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On Friday, Tottenham broke the news that star striker Harry Kane signed a new and improved contract at White Hart Lane, tying the striker down until 2024 at least. The news not only confirms that the Englishman will not be moving on to pastures new this summer, it also indicates something extremely significant.

Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy didn’t negotiate some of the most impressive deals in football without being stubborn and standing his ground. Widely renowned for being one of the worst people to deal with off the field, Levy has often taken the same, stubborn approach to internal matters, especially when it comes to the subject of player wages.

Smaller basic wages, boosted by sizeable performance-related bonuses, in theory, seems like a sensible way of paying the modern footballer, especially when you consider the fact that some players struggle to find motivation nowadays, as hard as that is to believe. Despite this, Spurs are one of the few clubs to adopt this strategy, and please note that the performance-related incentives are thought to be quite tasty in North London.

The wage structure at Tottenham has been a hot topic for discussion in the past year, and not only amongst fans. Danny Rose openly criticised the wage structure at the start of last season, who was thought to be earning £65,000-per-week at the time. Hugo Lloris was the top earner with £120,000 (including bonuses), followed by Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen on £100,000-per-week. Surprisingly, Moussa Sissoko was reported to be on £95,000-per-week (what?!!). The question of how Tottenham would keep hold of their best players with such a wage structure was presented to Daniel Levy on many occasions. Bonuses appeared to be the answer to a searching question.

Kane’s new deal will see him trouser £200,000-per-week including bonuses, destroying the wage structure that was in place at Spurs just a few days ago. The catalyst for change is the man behind Spurs’ recent Premier League success, Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine held crunch talks with Chairman Levy following the conclusion of the Premier League season, and these have seemed to have had the desired effect. The former Saints boss has emerged with a new contract for himself, the dismissal of the old wage structure, and an increased transfer budget of £200m for this summer. With negotiation skills like that, you would be forgiven for believing that Pochettino was in line to succeed Daniel Levy as Chairman at Tottenham Hotspur.

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The new contract for Harry Kane could be a historic moment in the history of Tottenham Hotspur. The start of a new era. The end of an era where Tottenham couldn’t financially compete with the rest of the big six, an era where Tottenham built up a reputation for selling their best players and an era plagued with mediocrity, although this has changed in recent years. Next season, Tottenham move into a world class 61,000- seater stadium, and it seems that Daniel Levy is taking significant steps to transform Spurs into a consistent title-challenging side. Therefore, don’t be surprised if we see new contracts over the summer for the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, and don’t be too shocked if Spurs were to make a couple of big-money signings before the season starts on 11th August.

This report shows the Tottenham player’s wages – though we are not sure how accurate they are, they are certainly interesting and worth a look.

3 Manchester United Players Spurs Should Ask For In Alderweireld Deal

With Toby Alderweireld seemingly on his way out of Tottenham and Manchester United allegedly in talks, Mauricio Pochettino should look to get a player or two involved in the deal. There’s a wealth of talent at United that Mourinho is not currently utilising, and several of these players I feel could thrive under Pochettino. Here’s 3 I think we should try to involve in negotiations.

1 – Anthony Martial

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Martial is an incredible player but he clearly cannot thrive under Mourinho, who is stunting his talent growth. The youngster ends up playing as a left wing back at times for United when he should be playing in an advanced wide left position or even through the middle.

In an attack in combination with the likes of Kane and Alli, with Pochettino’s forward-thinking philosophy, Martial could have the platform to realise his huge potential. Considering his current situation I think this move could certainly appeal to Anthony.

What can Tottenham do to keep Harry Kane?

Since bursting onto the scene as a teenager, Harry Kane has developed into an incredible asset for Spurs, and it is no surprise that his immense qualities as an out-and-out striker have attracted interest from leading clubs across Europe. Kane has been continually linked with a switch to Real Madrid for the last 12 months, but is a big-money transfer to the Bernabéu a dead cert? And what can Spurs do to keep him at the club this summer?

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Harry Kane has already cemented his place as one of the Premier League’s greatest strikers after scoring 39 goals in just 36 games during a single calendar year in 2017 to break Alan Shearer’s long-standing record. The 24-year-old has netted 134 times in 204 appearances since 2011 and is close to moving into the top five all-time goalscorers for the club. His legacy is already assured, but it would be a shame if Spurs don’t hold on to Kane during his peak playing years.

 

The greatest assets that Spurs have in their quest to keep Kane in North London is the move to a new stadium next season. The prospect of leading the line for the club in the “world class sports and entertainment destination” will be a huge pull for Kane as he would be an integral part of a glorious new era for Spurs. Being a local lad, he may regret moving on to pastures new without pulling on the famous white shirt in the 62,062-capacity arena.

 

In addition to exciting off-the-field changes, Spurs can also entice Kane to stay on by lifting the FA Cup trophy in May. A tough semi-final clash with Manchester United awaits in the last four, but there is a feeling that the current side has matured enough to take the next step on its journey by lifting domestic silverware. It has been ten years since Spurs won a trophy – the League Cup – and the club is now in a much stronger position compared to when it defeated Chelsea at Wembley back in 2008.

 

Mauricio Pochettino has been a revelation during his time at White Hart Lane, but he will be eager to support the vast improvements that he has made with a trophy or two to really show that Spurs have arrived and mean business. The FA Cup would be a perfect signal of intent ahead of moving to the new home in the coming months. It may be enough to show Kane that he can land the biggest honours here rather than moving abroad or up north to Manchester.

 

It would be disingenuous to suggest that Kane is the sole reason for the club’s recent success as he has been ably supported by a talented core of players, including Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembélé and Jan Vertonghen, so the impact of bringing in new signings to tempt Kane to stay is questionable, though adding more quality will only benefit Spurs ahead of the 2018/19 season. Regardless of Kane’s future, placing a bet with Stakers.com on Spurs will still offer great value moving forward.

 

There were also reports at the start of the year that Tottenham were ready to pay Kane £200,000 a week to ward off interest from other clubs. The striker denied that talks about a new contract had taken place but stated his desire to finally “go through to the final and win a trophy.” That dream, coupled with the stadium switch, may just be enough to ensure that Kane remains for at least another 12 months.

 

 

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4 Big Signings Tottenham Could Reportedly Complete This Month

Tottenham have had an OK season so far. Although they sit outside the top four, the clubs improved European performance so far must be appreciated, and there’s still a chance they could finish in the top two of the Premier League, though the league title seems out of sight for everyone but Manchester City at the minute. In this article, we take a look at four players being strongly linked with a move to the club this month…

1 – Malcolm

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Tottenham are said to be seriously interested in signing Bordeaux’s Brazilian striker Malcolm. Although reports that a £31million bid was rejected are said to be wide of the mark, Spurs’ interest is genuine, say Sky Sports.

Malcolm has scored 7 goals and assisted 4 in 18 Ligue 1 appearances this season. He’s a versatile attacker that would certainly add a much needed new dimension to Tottenham’s attack. His versatility means he could play alongside Kane and Alli or in place of them.

Harry Kane to Real Madrid

Kane has been in fine scoring form and he could be among Real Madrid players. Find out the qualities that make him a right fit and what critics have to say…

Kane, the Tottenham player has been on a rampage for the last couple of seasons. He has been able to grow as a striker while he puts up great stats as a striker in terms of scoring. He is a scoring machine and has been thought as a killer player when it comes to scoring. However, in the recent past, he has been slated to join Real Madrid football club. Real Madrid is known to poach the best players from the premier league. As an elite player in the premier league, Kane fits that profile well.

However, he does not possess high club level experience as the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and Owen when they joined Real Madrid. Even with that, there are a few things that make him perfect for Real Madrid to sign him as one of their best players.

He is at the right age

He is only 24, and it is at this age that Owen, Ronaldo, and Bale were signed by Real Madrid as players. Real Madrid ratings show that this is the right age for a move if Real Madrid are to sign him. Get the best horse racing odds today from the upcoming races. Find free tips and strategies to improve your odds of winning.

He is worth £200 million

If Tottenham were to part with their star player, Kane, they would have to ask Real Madrid for more than £200 million for their top player. He is definitely worth the huge buyout as he has one of the best player scoring records in the premier league. At the penalty area, he is able to relax and score comfortably which makes him a great scoring talent and can fit well among Real Madrid players.

Kane could rival Benzema

Benzema is a great Real Madrid player. However, he cannot be considered as one of the best strikers they have despite his great scoring stats for the club. It is with this that Kane could be the one to replace him, if Real Madrid were to buy Kane. See all the latest horse betting tips and use them in multiple major markets around the globe. Get genuine horse race previews to increase your chances of getting the correct outcome.

Real Madrid are in denial

The Real Madrid president publicly denied ever having any interest in the Tottenham Spurs player. This might have been wise for him as it can hurt his players if he decided to show interest in another player from another club. It is the wrong time to start showing interest in other players in the middle of the club competitions and Champions league. He needs his players to remain true to the club and by showing interest in other players, it could jeopardize how well they play.

Kane might be ready to move to Real Madrid

While he was in Spain facing real Madrid in the Champions league, he gave clue that he would love to play abroad. It would be a perfect add-on to the Real Madrid players as he has a killer instinct when it comes to finding his way to the back of the net. However, he also mentioned that he would love to be a one-club man which rings even more confusion.

Kane & Alli Start: The Tottenham XI That Will Easily Defeat Arsenal on Saturday

Tottenham have shown their superiority over Arsenal in recent derbies, and I expect this one to be no different. Spurs will be boosted by the fact that Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris are all likely to be passed fit for the fixture between the two sides. Here’s the XI I think we’re likely to see defeat the Gunners…

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Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris

Captain Hugo is likely to be back for this game, and he’ll certainly be welcomed back to the XI with Arsenal likely to test the keeper more than some of Spurs’ recent opponents.

Defence: Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen

This back three worked well in the last fixture and with Alderweireld still sidelined, I expect to see a similar back three against the Gunners. Dier can, of course, step into midfield at any point in order to make a midfield five.

Midfield: Serge Aurier, Harry Winks, Moussa Dembele, Danny Rose

Aurier and Rose pick themselves in the eleven for me. I think we need both of their passion in this eleven and their attacking ability on the flanks. Winks and Dembele can form a great partnership in the middle of the park.

Attack: Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen

Alli, Kane and Eriksen as a front three has a bit of everything. Kane will surely score against Arsenal again, he always does. Alli can come inside and support the striker, whilst hopefully Eriksen can bring his incredible international form into the picture.

Bale & 3 More Top Class Players That Could Be Set to Join Spurs

Tottenham have started the season fairly well, especially when you consider their much improved performance in the Champions League this season, with it now looking extremely likely that the club will get out of a very tough group. But how can Tottenham really reach new heights? For me they need to add World Class players. In this article I take a look at 4 players that could arrive.

1 – Gareth Bale

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So Bale could really return to Tottenham. As much as Bale may like Spurs as a club, he is extremely unlikely to take a huge pay cut to come back, considering the offers he is likely to have on his plate and the fact that aged 28, his next contract is likely to be his last major deal. I’d think Spurs would need to offer in excess of £200,000 per week for Bale to even tempt him. It goes without saying that Spurs should do everything to make this happen as signing him would really take the club to the next level.

Gareth Bale’s Return to Tottenham

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Can it really happen? The press might have you believe that Bale has said he will sign for Tottenham tomorrow, but let’s take a realistic look at the news.

However, there are some concrete rumours emerging from Spain that Madrid have lost patience with Bale’s recent injury woes and they are willing to offload him in the summer. Whilst Manchester United and probably every English club would be keen to sign Bale, Tottenham are the club he would like to sign for, if he does leave Madrid, according to the latest reports. But is this realistic?

The obvious problem arrives at the wages of Bale, whom is earning around three times as much as Tottenham’s current top earner. As much as Bale may like Spurs as a club, he is extremely unlikely to take a huge pay cut to come back, considering the offers he is likely to have on his plate and the fact that aged 28, his next contract is likely to be his last major deal. I’d think Spurs would need to offer in excess of £200,000 per week for Bale to even tempt him. The reality is that for all the brilliant management of Pochettino and the quality that Tottenham do already have, to move to the next level, Spurs need to invest into the team and to go to the next level they need to bring in some established World Class players, who better than Bale for this? He’s certainly worth a wage re-structure in my opinion.

In a world where money is overtaking football, Spurs need to start to take steps to ensure they are not left behind and signing Bale would be some statement to the world that Tottenham are here to stay amongst the best clubs in Europe – this is not a phase. Can we pull it off though? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one in the comments.

3 Arsenal Legends Harry Kane Is Already Better Than

24-year-old Harry Kane has had another incredible month in football, and he simply cannot stop scoring. The Englishman has a chance to become one of the greatest English strikers in some time, and, for a bit of rivalry, in this article we take a look at 3 legendary Arsenal strikers Kane is already better than.

1 – Dennis Bergkamp

Kane already has 84 goals in 120 games for Tottenham, whilst Bergkamp wasn’t all about the goals, he only managed 87 in 315 appearances for Arsenal. Kane is scoring at a rate of more than twice as much of the Dutchman. By the time Kane has played 315 league games, he will have scored around 200 goals if he keeps up his current strike rate. For all the subtlety in Bergkamp’s game, for me, Kane is already the better striker and deserves to be told that. Considering his age, you have to say that Kane is well on the way to far surpassing what Bergkamp achieved individually.

3 Spurs Players Who Must Be Dropped After West Ham Performance

The victory over West Ham was a lot more complicated than it needed to be. Tottenham were clinical in the first half but in the second half a mixture of errors and disorganisation nearly saw Pochettino’s men drop a 3 goal lead. Not acceptable, and the players at fault for that should, in my opinion, sit out for a few games.

1 – Serge Aurier

Need I say more? The problematic full-back showed why PSG were so happy to let him go this summer as he put in a sluggish and ill-disciplined performance. Whilst the two tackles he was booked for were not overly malicious, they were just stupid – and for me, it was a matter of time before he got sent off as he struggled positionally all afternoon. I do feel as if Aurier’s pace makes up for his lack of tactical discipline at times and he certainly has a lot to learn before becoming a regular at Tottenham. I’d certainly like to see Trippier back in the side for some time now.