By Emma Sanders
Harry Kane is confident he will sign a new contract with Tottenham despite speculation regarding his future.
The striker has dismissed rumours about his future by claiming he is “in talks” with the London giants to extend his current deal and insists he wants to stay at White Hart Lane.
Kane’s contract is not due to expire until 2020 but he has been linked with a number of top clubs, including Manchester United.
The 23-year-old insisted he sees his future with Tottenham and has “no doubts” he and the club will come to an agreement before the summer.
Kane said, as reported by Sky Sports, “I’m happy at the club. A lot of people are going to speculate about contract but I am happy – you saw me out there on Saturday.”
“I want to be here for a long, long time. We are in talks and I’m sure we will get something sorted. I’m not panicking and I’m not demanding anything. We’re having a conversation.”
Kane was the hero during Tottenham’s dramatic 3-2 victory against London rivals West Ham after he scored two late goals in the dying minutes to snatch all three points.
He was absent for two months with ankle ligament damage before returning to score his side’s equalising goal against Arsenal during their 1-1 draw earlier this month.
He has now scored five Premier League goals this season and has a total tally of 69 goals in 135 appearances for the club since making his debut against Hearts in August 2011.
The striker was last season’s Golden Boot winner, netting 25 goals to beat Jamie Vardy to the Premier League’s top goal-scorer award.
Football Insider verdict:
Kane is in a strong negotiating position. He has been prolific for Tottenham since establishing himself in the first team and he would walk into almost every side in the Premier League. Clearly, he could command the same kind of sky-high wages as his rival front men Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were he to move clubs. However, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Tottenham are an improving side under Mauricio Pochettino and they are already playing Champions League football and competing for the Premier League title, so there seems no need for the England striker to push for a transfer. He deserves to be paid the market rate for a prolific striker but he should not be greedy. The likelihood is that a middle ground will be found with Spurs and he will soon put pen to paper.
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