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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.

Is This Where Harry Kane Could End Up In A Few Year’s Time?

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has been on talkSPORT as a special guest on Tuesday morning, and he has made some interesting comments on star Spurs striker Harry Kane. 

Harry Kane has made numerous statements to the press about how much he loves Tottenham Hotspur, and how he plans to spend the rest of his footballing career at the top in North London with Spurs. Subsequently, the England international has become a huge fan favourite, and scoring goals the way he is, this is not likely to change anytime soon.

Despite these comments to the press about spending the rest of his career at Spurs, Tim Sherwood claims that there is one team that could upset these plans, and there is no prizes for guessing who this team could be if I mentioned that they have a reputation for buying some of Spurs’ best players in the past.

Yes, it is Real Madrid, who Tim Sherwood reckons are the only club in the world that could take Harry Kane away from Tottenham. The former Swindon Director of Football (there is still some debate about his role), was speaking on talkSPORT, and here is what he had to say on the subject of Harry Kane and any potential move away from Spurs.

“I’d love him to stay at Spurs. The only threat is that team across the water also in white. He finished top scorer in the Premier League last season even though he was injured for 11 games, which is phenomenal. Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino will not want to lose Harry Kane, the only danger is if Real Madrid come and go for him as they did with Modric and Bale. Then it’ll be a real test for the resolve of Tottenham and whether they want to keep him or not.”

Despite ongoing speculation that Jose Mourinho is plotting a move for Harry Kane over this summer transfer window that would break all kinds of records, Sherwood maintains that Real Madrid are Tottenham’s only threat in terms of keeping Harry Kane.

Will Harry Kane move to Real Madrid?

Not for me. Despite Luka Modric and Gareth Bale making the switch to Spain, the relationship between Spurs and Real Madrid was damaged almost four years ago over the transfer of the latter, which saw the (at the time) record-breaking transfer delayed right until the end of August, frustrating the back-to-back Champions League winners. The La Liga champions then hit back at Spurs by selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal for £42m on transfer deadline day. The two clubs have not done business since.

There is not only this, but I just can’t see Kane making the move. He has already reiterated his love for Spurs, and is the challenge of La Liga as big as the challenge of the Premier League? In my opinion is doesn’t compare. The only danger for Spurs in terms of losing Harry Kane is the lack of trophies. Since the 2008 Carling Cup win over Chelsea, Spurs have failed to bag a major accolade. If this continues for much longer, top players such as Kane, Alli, Eriksen and others will grow more and more frustrated and look for moves away from the club.

Spurs Set To Fail In Big Money Pursuit Of Attacker Who Looks To Stay Put

Tottenham are more than likely to miss out on top summer target Josh King, who looks as if he will stay at Dean Court beyond the end of the summer transfer window. 

The 25-year-old striker managed to bag sixteen goals last term in the Premier League alone, and this impressive form has reportedly caught the eye of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino as he looks to strengthen in the striking department ahead of a potential title charge next season.

The front man is valued at £30m, and Spurs would have to fork out at least this sum of money if they are to secure the services of King ahead of a temporary move to Wembley while the construction of the new White Hart Lane is completed.

However, the player himself is unsure that a move to Tottenham would be the best move for his career according to The Sun. The striker is fully aware that he needs regular game time in order to develop as a player, and is reportedly unsure that he would get this at Tottenham. Harry Kane is the first choice striker, and Josh King sees no way of getting regular game time ahead of the England international.

The Sun also suggest that Everton have made an inquiry for the Bournemouth man as they prepare for what could be life without star striker Romelu Lukaku, but King is not desperate to leave the south coast club, where he is guaranteed regular game time under Eddie Howe.

Harry Kane had another brilliant season for Spurs as he still managed to scoop the golden boot despite a couple of spells out through injury, but Spurs were lacking in options instead of the 23-year-old. Vincent Janssen arrived last summer for £17m but failed to hit the ground running, netting just twice in the Premier League last term, one of those coming from the penalty spot.

Heung-min Son has been experimented with up top by himself, and with some success it has to be said, but it would be a wise decision to bring in another recognised striker as the future of struggling Vincent Janssen remains in the balance, with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach potentially on the cards.

Bringing in another striker over the summer to provide back up for Harry Kane would definitely be a good decision, but it looks increasingly unlikely that Josh King will be the next player to arrive at Hotspur Way as he looks set to stay at Bournemouth, where he is guaranteed regular first team minutes.

Harry Kane To Finish As League’s Top Goalscorer?

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When you bet in-play, you can choose among more than 200 live markets for every match. Who will be the last goalscorer? Will anyone score in the first ten minutes? Who will be carded? Will there be a hat-trick? Will a team score in both halves? You name it, we have it. It’s a great way to showcase your knowledge about the more obscure corners of the Premier League.

It looks like Chelsea is set to win this year. In fact, all the odds are in their favour so much that it’s boring. That’s why we have the category called W/O Chelsea. Just imagine Chelsea disappeared in the Twilight Zone and make your pick. It is much more interesting when you have to decide between teams like Man City and Spurs, which have both had a great season. If you need more, there is also the Top 4 Finish category.

To Stay Up and Relegation are not the most glitzy category, but they may well be the most entertaining ones. The battles to stay in the Premier League have that tinge of desperation which is the necessary condition for a good thriller. Could it be that Leicester City, which won the most memorable title in League’s history last year, will end up being relegated? When there is more at stake, everyone risks more. Will you follow suit and make your biggest bet on an underdog?

Top Goalscorer could be the most attractive category, as you follow superstars on their bid for glory. Just like in the team category, there is a clear favourite: Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. He finished†top scorer†of the 2015ñ16 season with 25 goals, and he looks set to repeat that feat. But Lukaku, Costa and Sanchez are nothing to sneeze at, either. Or you could just throw caution to the wind and bet on Benteke or Giroud, hoping for that hundred-to-one chance to come up.

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The 3 Best Tottenham Players From Convincing 4-0 Victory Over Stoke City

It was an afternoon to remember for Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday as they romped to a convincing 4-0 win over Stoke City to keep them within reaching distance of table-topping Chelsea and distance themselves from Arsenal and the two Manchester clubs, who did not play this weekend.

Following the terrible result in midweek against Gent, Tottenham needed to bounce back to prevent their season from collapsing – and they did just that. A fast start saw Kane score a first half hat trick, before providing an assist to Dele Alli to net a 4th on the stroke of half-time.

1 – Harry Kane

Well, obviously. Kane was at his deadly best on Sunday afternoon, firing a fine first-half hat trick to give Spurs a comfortable win. Not only did he score 2 goals, but he also provided a nice assist for Dele Alli. We, as fans, cannot really ask for any more from Kane. He has a phenomenal record for a young man and for Tottenham to be successful they simply need to find another player capable of sharing the goals burden with him. Janssen really doesn’t offer anything at the moment, Pochettino needs to find a striker that can fire when Kane’s head is down.

Spurs Face Battle To Keep Hold Of These Two Key Men, Huge Bids Incoming

Spurs could face a battle to keep hold of key man Harry Kane and Dele Alli when this season comes to a close and the summer transfer window opens. 

According to CalcioMercato, Manchester United are set to make a move for Tottenham’s Harry Kane over the summer, as a long-term replacement for current striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, the deal hinges on whether or not Manchester United finish in the top four this season, and then if Spurs manage to secure Champions League football for next season.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing the England international, who has scored 59 goals in 100 Premier League appearances. He is so keen on securing the services of Kane, United could offer Spurs as much as £80m for Kane.

The Daily Mirror report that Dele Alli could end up moving to Real Madrid in the summer with the Spanish giants reportedly very interested in the 20-year-old. Despite a recent dip in form, Alli has come alive for Spurs in recent weeks, netting five times in three games for the Lilywhites.

It is reported that Mauricio Pochettino wants £50m for the attacking midfielder, but ideally he would like to see the former MK Dons man stay at Spurs as the North Londoners make the transition into their new stadium in the next few seasons. Tying him down to a new contract may have will give Spurs fans confidence that he will stay, but will the temptation of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world prove to be too much for the youngster?

Will either of these deals happen over the summer?

As I have said, the Harry Kane to Manchester United deal hinges on United finishing in the top four, and Spurs not. As it stands, I would say that Spurs have a better chance of securing Champions League football than the Red Devils, making the Harry Kane deal unlikely.

Even if Spurs were to miss out on the top four and United were to make the cut, I still think the transfer is unlikely. We have repeatedly heard Kane talk about how much he loves the club and so on, and I think this is a genuine feeling Harry has towards Tottenham. I personally cannot see him making the switch to Mourinho’s side considering how happy he is at moment with Spurs.

On the other hand, the Dele Alli deals seem a little more likely to me, but still unlikely. It is true that the temptation might prove to be too much for Alli and he could end up trying to force a move to Real Madrid. However, if this was to happen, I think that Mauricio Pochettino would talk the Englishman into staying. Spurs are moving in the right direct at the moment, and Pochettino seems like a man who would not let his best players leave the club without a serious fight.

Contracts: New Deal For Defender, Key Duo Talks Stall

Jan Vertonghen is set to sign a new contract at Spurs, extending his stay at White Hart Lane, but Spurs and Daniel Levy face a much tougher task in agreeing new contracts for star duo Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane. 

Central-defender Vertonghen is currently paid £60,000-per-week on his current contract, which is due to expire in 2018. However, it is understood that the Belgian will receive a significant pay rise after a string of impressive performance, stretching back to last season.

Spurs will be delighted that Vertonghen is ready to commit his future to the club, but wages are what is stopping Lloris and Kane signing new deals in North London. Reports claim that Daniel Levy is unwilling to pay anybody at the club over 100,000-per-week, with Vertonghen’s wages expected to be just below this figure.

This has not proved to be a problem when negotiating new contracts with Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Dele Alli, but Daniel Levy miles away from successfully negotiating new contracts with Kane and Lloris as the Chairman refuses to pay anybody at the club a six-figure salary.

However, we heard that Spurs are fairly relaxed about the future of Harry Kane, and are confident that with time he will put pen to paper. But it has come to the surface that an agreement to keep Lloris beyond his current contract that expires in 2019 is much further away.

Vertonghen has been a key part of the Spurs defence this season, and has really stepped up since the knee injury of Toby Alderweireld one month ago. He and his fellow Belgian built up a special partnership at the heart of the Spurs defence, boasting one of the best defensive records in the Premier League last season.

This impressive form has continued into the new season, with Spurs conceding just six times in the Premier League this term. Spurs’ unbeaten success this season is largely down the defence, and it is good to see Daniel Levy recognising this, and taking action in order to keep Vertonghen at the club beyond his current deal.

“I’m Sure Manchester United Will Be Looking At Him” Spurs Star On His Way?

Football pundit and former Arsenal man Ray Parlour has discussed the possibility of Spurs striker Harry Kane leaving Tottenham, and suggested that he would be the perfect signing for Premier League rivals Manchester United. 

This comes after a report from The Sun claimed that Harry Kane had put contract talks on hold for a while, with Spurs keen to tie him down to a longer deal that extends beyond 2020, when his current deal expires.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Parlour said:

I’m sure Manchester United will be looking at him. They will be thinking ‘OK, Ibrahimovic is here at the moment but he’s getting on a bit – we might need a new striker soon’.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not hit top form as yet despite a brace at Swansea last time out in the Premier League, but Jose Mourinho will be looking for these performances to be delivered on a more consistent basis going forward. The Swede is set to stay at United until the end of the season, but is unlikely to stay for much longer. Looking further into the future, Manchester United could indeed target Harry Kane.

The England international scored on his return from injury last week in the North London derby, and returned with a goal from the penalty spot as Spurs took a well deserved point away from the Emirates Stadium.

We have seen how influential and important Kane is to the Spurs side, making an instant impact last Sunday in the draw with Arsenal. Not only does he offer a strong goalscoring record, but he seems to have a positive impact on the whole team when he plays.

Kane would be a huge loss to Spurs if he were to leave, but it is unlikely that we will see Spurs let him go for a low price, or at all if a Premier League rival were to come in for him. It is clear to see that Mauricio Pochettino is building something special at Spurs, although recent performances may contradict that, but it would be borderline stupid if Tottenham were to let Harry Kane move on.

Italian Report Says Spurs Set To Chase Juventus Star In January, But Do They Need Him?

CalcioMercato report that Spurs will join in the race with West Ham to the signature of Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, who’s game time has been limited this season in Italy. 

The striker is reportedly keen to move on in search of more first team minutes, and could move as early as the January transfer window with club queuing up for his services. As well as Spurs and West Ham, PSG are also interested as well as a couple of clubs from the Chinese Super League.

Mandzuckic’s game time has been limited this season due to the big money arrival of Gonzalo Higuain and the fact that Paulo Dybala has been preferred as second choice up front in the early part of the season. But you have to ask the question, do Spurs really need another striker?

Spurs have not scored a goal from open play in all competitions since Dele Alli’s late strike at West Brom to snatch a point on October 15, and this will be a worrying sign for Mauricio Pochettino and his team.

However, Harry Kane is now back, and back with a goal at the Emirates as Spurs grabbed a point against bitter rivals Arsenal back on Sunday. The previous games have highlighted how much Spurs have missed Harry Kane, and surely the goals tally will start to increase following his return from injury.

If Mario Mandzukic was to arrive at White Hart Lane, I think that it would be safe to say that he would not be first choice striker in front of Harry Kane. That would leave the Croatian battling for games against Vincent Janssen, recent signing over the summer from AZ Alkmaar.

Since his summer arrival, Janssen has shown glimpses of what he can do. The way he holds the ball up is insane, and there are not many players better than the Dutchman at holding up play. He has struggled for goals however, and has not yet netted from open play this season.

As I have said, Janssen looks a good player, and we have seen glimpses of the player’s quality in the opening weeks of the season. However, Mauricio Pochettino made a good point recently. The Dutchman was chucked in at the deep end following Harry Kane’s injury, with Janssen being the only fit centre-forward tasked with scoring the team’s goals. A bit responsibility just a month or so into your Premier League career.

I am still of the opinion that it will only be a matter of time before Vincent Janssen starts scoring for fun for Spurs, and that the need for yet another backup striker his pretty much non-existent.

In answer to the question at the top of the page, my answer would definitely be no, Spurs certainly do not need to make a move for Mario Mandzukic in the January transfer window.

3 Players That Still Have Loads To Offer For Spurs This Season In Title Charge

It has been a great start to the season for Tottenham. They are just one point from top spot after seven games this season, and there is a massive feel-good factor hanging around Spurs at the moment. However, here are three players that I feel still have a lot more to offer for the Lilywhites this season. 

1) Mousa Dembele

We have missed the big Belgian through either injury or suspension for a large part of the season, and that has limited him to two appearances this season for Spurs, one of those being starts. He hobbled off against Sunderland just after returning from suspension, and hopefully will be back after the international break.

However, he may not just walk back into the team with Victor Wanyama putting in a quality performance against league leaders Manchester City, but it is Dembele’s strength on the ball as well as off it to win possession that is so important. His ability to turn defence into attack is insane, and is something Spurs maybe have missed this season.

Not only does Dembele strengthen the midfield immensely when he plays, but he also seems to improve the goalscoring form of Harry Kane, something that Spurs have also missed this term.