Harry Kane in no rush to begin Spurs contract talks as he focuses on FINALLY winning trophy amid Man Utd transfer talk
HARRY KANE expects to start talks over a new contract soon — amid fears Tottenham could lose him on the cheap.
The England captain maintains all his focus is on finally landing his first trophy this season.
Kane, who equalled Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266 goals with the winner at Fulham on Monday, is into the last 18 months of his deal.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are among the 29-year-old’s admirers.
Kane needs to be convinced of Spurs’ ambitions if he is to agree a new deal.
He said: “I’m sure there will be conversations over the coming months.
“But I’m just focused on this season and doing my best for the team.
“There’s still a lot to play for, trying to get in the Champions League, we have the FA Cup and the Champions League still to win. My focus is on that.
“I know there’s going to be rumours, a lot of talk and speculation about my future but I’m just focused on what I can do.”
Kane is a rarity in that he is a one-club man, if you ignore the loan spells earlier in his career.
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But despite drawing level with legend Greavsie for his boyhood club, his trophy cabinet remains empty.
He pushed for a move to serial winners Manchester City in the summer of 2021 but Tottenham dug their heels in.
Kane is also level with Wayne Rooney on 53 goals for the Three Lions.
And now he must weigh up whether he wants to commit further to the club where he made his name and risk ending up potless.
Yet when asked if he still wants to succeed with Spurs, his reply was clear-cut.
Kane said: “Of course I still want to win trophies for Tottenham.
“That’s been my goal since I started playing first-team football with them. It hasn’t happened.
“I’ve been open about [how I feel about] that but I’ll continue to try to achieve that.
“We have a really good squad, a fantastic manager and there’s no reason why we still can’t be successful this season.
“We’ve just got to put everything we can into it and see where we are come May or June.”
Spurs have had an up-and-down season, both in terms of performances and results.
Monday’s 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage left them just three points off the top four.
On Saturday they have a winnable fourth-round FA Cup tie at Championship side Preston and next month face AC Milan in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The future of boss Antonio Conte still hangs in the balance, though, with his contract up this summer.
Tottenham have the option to extend it by an extra 12 months but would be unlikely to do so if they felt the Italian wanted out.
Some have suggested Conte’s decision whether or not to sign a new deal could hinge on whether Kane pens fresh terms — and vice versa.
Quizzed over whether Conte committing his future would make a difference to his own, Kane replied: “I’m not going to talk about the manager’s future. That’s down to him.
“I’m sure he’ll have conversations with the club and assess where we are as a team.
“He’s had a lot going on, on and off the pitch, so he probably needs time to assess it all.
“I really enjoy working with him and it would be fantastic if he did stay.”
Conte held a team meeting ahead of Monday’s match having seen his side concede 21 goals in their previous ten league games.
And he was rewarded with a clean sheet and three points — while his players took on his advice of “getting nastier” with some full-blooded tackles.
Kane added: “It comes in different ways. All fighting together, the clean sheets, grinding out those 1-0 wins, winning fouls at the end.
“We’re in a tough league so it’s about doing what we can.
“We don’t have to win every game 2-0 or 3-0, 1-0 is enough.
“We have meetings every week anyway but it was more just talking amongst all of us and voicing our opinions on getting back to keeping clean sheets, being strong, compact, fighting, digging deep.
“Things can turn around really quick and all of a sudden you can be right in amongst two competitions and fighting for Champions League spots.
“When we looked at where we were last year and managed to get in the Champions League, anything is possible.”