Harry Kane would command a “world record fee” if he was to leave Tottenham before the expiry of his current contract in 2024.

That is according to former Spurs striker Darren Bent, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Independent reported Kane has entered informal talks with the club over a new deal.

The England captain signed a six-year contract in 2018 worth £200,000 a week, making him the club’s highest earner bar on-loan Gareth Bale.

However, Kane will be well aware that, as one of the world’s best forwards, a pay-rise would be on the cards if he were to leave Tottenham.

Bent says chairman Daniel Levy will not be overly concerned about the risk of losing Kane as Spurs would be in for a monumental payday if he was to leave.

“I completely understand why it’s being talked about. You don’t want to see your best players, especially him, go away for nothing,” he told Football Insider.

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“But he’s still on a long-term contract and you know that if someone’s going to come and buy Harry Kane, it’s going to be for around a world record fee.

“So he’s holding all cards, Daniel Levy. If Harry Kane wants to leave, his deal runs out in 2024. Is he prepared to just there the whole time and keep collecting his wage? No. He wants to keep improving.

“I think for Daniel Levy, he’s still got him there, and they should reward him because he’s been absolutely superb.

“At the same time, there’s no real rush to do it because he’s still got years left on his contract.

“But I could see them getting something done, simply because of how much he loves playing for Tottenham.

“But if one of the big boys come, like a Real Madrid, then how do you turn that down?”

Harry Kane has scored 206 goals in 313 Spurs appearances since 2009.

With two more goals, Kane will become the club’s second-top-scorer of all-time and will have his sights set on Jimmy Greaves club-record of 266 strikes.

In other news, a Tottenham winger will agree terms with a Championship club on Thursday morning.