Fresh from scoring two late goals to seal a dramatic 3-2 London derby win over West Ham United on Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker Harry Kane is eager to sign a new long-term deal at the club.
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Kane, 23, has come through the academy at White Hart Lane and despite being contracted to Spurs until 2020 there has been plenty of speculation regarding his future as talks over a new deal have reportedly stalled.
Speaking after the victory which keeps Spurs fifth in the Premier League table and just four points off the top, Kane made his feelings clear about playing for the only team still unbeaten in the Premier League this season.
“I’m happy at the club. A lot of people are going to speculate about contracts but I am happy – you saw me out there (on Saturday). There’s not many better feelings than being at White Hart Lane and scoring in a London derby. So yeah, I am happy at the club and want to be here for a long, long time,” Kane said. “We are in talks and I’m sure we will get something sorted. I’m not panicking and I’m not demanding anything as I’ve read in the paper. We’re having a conversation and I have no doubts that we will get it sorted. As I say, I want to be here for a long time and I am sure I will be.”
Kane’s importance to Tottenham is crystal clear and his manager Mauricio Pochettino was a relieved man to have him back in the team after a long injury lay-off.
The youngster has been their top scorer in each of the last two seasons and won the Premier League golden boot last season after scoring 25 times in Spurs’ third-place finish.
After missing two months from September to November with an ankle injury, Kane’s absence hit Spurs hard up top with Vincent Janssen struggling for form and goals, while Heung-Min Son did his best to chip in when he could.
When reports surface about Manchester United and others monitoring Kane’s situation closely it is no surprise. Still, he has four years left on his current deal and it would have to be an astronomical offer to lure him away from White Hart Lane.