Harry Kane could run down his contract with Tottenham Hotspur and leave the club on a free transfer in 2024, a report has revealed.
There has been plenty of speculation about Kane’s future in recent weeks. The England captain has become a target for clubs like Man Utd, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea have also been tipped to join the race if they appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager.
Kane is only under contract with Tottenham until the end of next season. There has been a lack of progress regarding a renewal while he weighs up the direction Spurs are heading in.
In 2021, the centre-forward was giving similar consideration to his future while Man City tried to sign him. This year, he could consider a departure again.
According to an update from the Daily Telegraph, there is growing ‘pressure’ on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy regarding the potential sale of Kane.
Levy previously stood in the striker’s way when Man City wanted him. It is likely that the 61-year-old will be reluctant to do business with other Premier League clubs for Kane again this year.
Therefore, the Telegraph has revealed that Kane is giving serious thought to staying at Tottenham for one last season. Then, he would be able to move elsewhere on a free transfer in the summer of 2024.
Pursuing the Premier League goalscoring record is important to him, which is why Bayern Munich and PSG look likely to miss out.
Harry Kane could spend 2023-24 with Tottenham
Thus, with Kane fixated on a Premier League stay, he faces another year with Tottenham unless someone like Man Utd or Chelsea can force Levy to finally cave in.
Kane has already become Tottenham’s leading goalscorer of all time, overtaking the legendary Jimmy Greaves earlier this year. He also surpassed Wayne Rooney as England’s record scorer back in March.
Despite those individual achievements, Kane is yet to win a trophy in his career. Due to turn 30 over the summer, time might be running out for him to earn the honours he deserves.
Therefore, he is considering where he will have the best chance of getting his hands on some silverware. Kane has recently held talks with Levy to address Tottenham’s recent fortunes.
Spurs are currently fifth in the Premier League and yet to appoint a permanent successor to Antonio Conte as head coach. It now looks unlikely they will be participating in the Champions League next season; even Europa League involvement could be at risk if some of the teams around them win games in hand.
But if Kane wants to leave Tottenham for another English club, he might yet have to sit through another challenging season before embarking on a potentially more ambitious challenge.
It could be the scenario Levy has been hoping for all along, although whether losing such a talent for free would be the best decision could easily be debated.