By Michael Brown

11th Jan, 2021 | 7:00pm

'He's Staying' - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to massive Harry Kane contract report

Tottenham won’t be in a major hurry to enter contract talks with Harry Kane — he is meant to be “staying until 2024” after all. 

That is according to former Spurs man Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge after the Independent reported that Kane has entered informal talks over a new deal.

Kane signed a new six-year contract in 2018, meaning he will earn at least £200,000 a week until 2024 if he stays in North London.

For this reason, Brown doesn’t believe Spurs will be too anxious about the England captain’s future with the club, especially given their robust financial health at present.

“There’s no rush for Spurs regarding time on a new contract,” he told Football Insider.

“But, you would say, if there’s interest in the player and you feel a new contract might make that player more settled because he might be thinking he can make more money somewhere else or get a better opportunity, then you should offer him a new contract if you can afford it.

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“Tottenham don’t need to sell. They’re financially sound, they’re in a great position.

“Yes, they’ve obviously had a bit of pressure with Covid, the new stadium etc, but they don’t need to sell Harry Kane when he’s on a contract like he is.

“It will just come down to if they feel like it’s the right decision from the club to give him a reward, to extend his contract a little bit longer, to make it more secure, then they could do. But there’s not a massive amount of rush when he’s staying until 2024.”

Kane has been in characteristically electric form this season, scoring 10 goals and making 11 assists in the Premier League.

He and Son Heun-Min are set to smash Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton’s long-standing record for most assists between two players over the course of a single season, with just one more combination needed over the next 22 matches to better the SAS.

In other news, Football Insider’s resident finance guru Kieran Maguire has praised Tottenham for their handling of £812million loan debt.