Harry Kane is likely to be offered a “bumper” four-year Tottenham contract – and could stay for the rest of his career if they win a trophy this season.
That is according to Premier League legend Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the England skipper’s future.
The Independent report that Spurs have opened informal discussions over a new deal with Kane, 27, even though his current contract runs until 2024.
Phillips believes Kane’s long-term future at the club he has spent his entire career may hinge on their potential to win trophies and challenge for the top prizes.
Tottenham have not won a major trophy since the League Cup back in 2008, although they have reached the final of the same competition this season.
“I would be very surprised if Spurs offer Kane another six-year deal,” Phillips told Football Insider. “I think it will be a four-year deal.
“Why would you not want to tie him down? He is their talisman. There is no one better in the Premier League at what he does.
“They will want to give him a big bumper pay day to try and fend off interest in him from the big sides in the summer.
“If Tottenham do not win a trophy this season, if I am Kane, I would be looking to move on. New contract or no new contract I think he would look at leaving if they do not add silverware this year.
“When you look at a Man City, who will be in the market for a new striker, Kane would be the perfect fit.
“If they were to win a trophy, it would be a coup and I think Kane may stay at Tottenham for the rest of his career.”
Kane has had an outstanding season, scoring 17 goals and providing 14 assists from 25 matches in all competitions.