By Alex McLeish

18th Sep, 2021 | 7:45am

Ex-Manager backs Kane to sign new Tottenham contract after 'big' update

Harry Kane’s representatives must negotiate a release clause if he is to sign a new Tottenham contract.

So says ex-Premier League manager Alex McLeish. speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 28-year-old England skipper.

Eurosport reported on 14 September that the Spurs hitman would consider signing a new deal after he failed to force an exit in the summer window.

But that is with the crucial caveat that any new contract would have to include a release clause.

Spurs supremo Daniel Levy typically prefers not to enter into arrangements that could mean he loses the upper hand in future transfer negotiations.

But McLeish insists that Kane must only agree a new deal that if it suits his career aims.

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“I thought he was a certainty to leave this summer,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“I was very surprised he stuck on there. But Daniel Levy, in terms of the experience he has in the game, is not daft.

“He will probably have had some things in the contract that made it very difficult for him to leave.

“Kane has just got to knuckle down and get his game going again. He was a little bit tired at the weekend and you can see how important he is to them.

“So if he’s considering a new deal, that’s big for Tottenham on the playing side of things.

“But they have to get contracts right. It’s his brother Charlie that’s involved with him. He has got to make sure that he gets it spot on.

“He wants a contract that gives him a chance of doing whats he wants to do. That might mean a release clause.

“He doesn’t want to be deprived if there is something in the contract that will make it difficult for him to move.

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