·2 February 2023
·2 February 2023
Tottenham Hotspur's confidence in Harry Kane signing a new contract is not growing, journalist Paul Brown has told GiveMeSport.
The striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United and his existing deal expires next year.
Last month, The Athletic reported that Kane is open to signing a new deal at Hotspur Way if the circumstances are right.
The longer the delay, though, the more worried the club will get, especially with a couple of other sides now starting to circle.
According to the Daily Mail, both Premier League rivals Manchester United and German giants Bayern Munich are interested in Kane.
The 29-year-old's existing contract expires in the summer of 2024. He is currently valued at around £80m by Transfermarkt.
Brown does not think Tottenham are optimistic about Kane putting pen to paper on fresh terms right now.
Speaking to GMS, the journalist said: "I don't feel like there's a growing confidence in the Spurs camp that they think he's going to sign a new deal.
"He certainly has appeared happier at the club over the last few months, but I'm sure from Kane's position, he's probably waiting to see how things go really this season before he makes any kind of decision on his future. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there are big clubs bidding for him again in the summer."
They have to show their talisman that they can at least compete for the biggest trophies in football, something they have not done of late, with the club currently miles away from league leaders Arsenal.
"When I look back at the end of my career, these are all the things I'll go over and take in a little bit more, but the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies," Kane said in 2021 (via Sky Sports) after being named Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.
"As much as this is great, I want to be winning the biggest team prizes. We're not quite doing that. It's bittersweet, but it is what it is."
While Antonio Conte's side may be out of the title race, they are still in the Champions League. A good run in that competition, and perhaps Kane can be persuaded to sign an extension.
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