Harry Kane wasn’t able to engineer the transformation required of him Tottenham Hotspur to me Manchester. The Tottenham talisman and the Tottenham striker announced publicly that he intends to return to Tottenham and gave up his efforts to leave the club in a social networking site yesterday, and confirmed that he would make a full commitment with Tottenham and Nuno Espirito Santo over the course of the race. Next Premier League season.
But that doesn’t mean he has stopped fighting. According to Dan Kilpatrick on the record evening, if Kane can’t get his move on, he’s now willing to pay for a new, lucrative contract, He asks for £400,000 a weekThis makes him one of the highest paid players in the league.
According to Standard, Kane believes his new valuation, said to be £160m – more than City were willing to give – should be reflected in his weekly salary and, if he can’t move, he can at least get his bag. And he has a point – Kane gets paid very poorly compared to the other best players in the league.
However, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is likely to negotiate any new contract as aggressively as he did with Manchester City. Kilpatrick wrote that Kane would also likely push for a release clause to be included in any new contract, but with a few exceptions, Levy vehemently opposed the inclusion of those automatic clauses. Levy is also reluctant to increase Kane’s wages, especially since he still has three years left on his current deal.
Levy wants Kane to extend the term of any contract as part of the negotiations, which could lead to Kane being linked with Tottenham for the rest of his career while preserving the club’s influence if he pushes for another move.
The chairman also prefers a decade that is highly motivated with rewards for individual and team successes.
I can see Kane’s new contract logic as a way to cool off what has been a pretty brutal transition saga. What I can’t see is Daniel Levy agreeing to take him to the cleaners. Do the math and the higher salary won’t make sense for Spurs financially, especially as Kane heads towards what are likely to be his waning years. What seems more likely is either a new contract at Kane’s current wages (said to be between £200,000 and £250,000 a week plus incentives) or with a slight bump plus a discharge clause, or a larger bump minus a discharge clause, but with years Additional along the deal.
Kane wants to get paid, and he would have gotten a big raise in his salary had he gotten the transfer, and I understand that. However, it does seem a little troubling that after L has been delivered so big and public, Kane is ready to talk to Levy about contract details while apparently still having bad feelings.
I think we won’t hear much about contract talks for a while, but it will likely take place behind the scenes. There is likely to be a fair agreement somewhere here that mitigates all situations that would make both parties happy, or at least reciprocally unhappy (which is often what negotiations revolve around). £400,000 is what Harry wants, but maybe he should know after yesterday that you can’t always get what you want.
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