Wilkins: Tottenham must make outrageous nine-figure move to tie down Kane
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Ray Wilkins has said that Tottenham must make the outrageous move of offering star striker Harry Kane a £15million-a-year deal for the next decade to tie him down to the club.
The 24-year-old has been in imperious goal scoring form since breaking into the senior side at Spurs, having picked up two successive Premier League golden boot awards in the most recent seasons, although 2017 has been his most prolific.
Since the turn of the year, the England forward has gone on to net 57 goals for both club and country, and smashed Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record for most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year with his hat trick against Southampton on Boxing Day.
His goal scoring exploits have resulted in rumours of a potential big-money move away from the Lilywhites, and Wilkins believes the club should look to secure his long term future with an exceptional 10-year contract worth £150million, with the nine-figure offer working out at £15million-a-year.
As quoted on Sky Sports’ live transfer blog on their website (27/12, 11:53), he said: “I think Daniel Levy should be sitting with him and saying ‘look here’s £150m – sign for 10 years’.
“That’s a lot of money but it’s only £15m a year.
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“Now if Tottenham want to replace him, first and foremost it’s going to cost you a lot of money.
“Secondly, where do you find the quality of Harry Kane at this moment in time? Plus if you keep Harry you’ll entice other big players into your club.”
This season has seen Kane lead the way in the Premier League once again, with his 19 goals three more than his closest rival, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, in the hunt for his third consecutive top scorer award.
In other Tottenham news, the club have joined the race for a 21-cap international available for a bargain.