Jamie Redknapp has backed Harry Kane to signal a brand new long-term contract at Tottenham after being satisfied of the membership’s ambition below Antonio Conte.
Over two years in the past, in an interview with Redknapp for Sky Sports activities, Kane spoke about his frustration at thus far failing to win trophies with Tottenham – and revealed he could be ready to depart if the workforce didn’t progress.
That appeared to achieve a tipping level final summer season when he was not concerned in Spurs’ opening sport of the season towards suitors Manchester Metropolis.
However ever since Conte changed Nuno Espirito Santo as supervisor, there was a sea-change in Tottenham’s method and subsequent ambiance amongst supporters.
Bayern Munich had been linked with a transfer for the striker as a possible substitute for Robert Lewandowski however Redknapp feels Kane, 29, will quickly prolong his lengthy affiliation with the membership.
The Sky Sports activities pundit instructed the Important Soccer podcast: “It has been a battle typically at Tottenham on the subject of gamers being signed that the supervisor perhaps does not need.
“You must marry it collectively and Antonio Conte has promised to show the membership round if he’s given what he needs.
“Every little thing is in place. Harry Kane now, as an alternative of final 12 months when he might have felt he wanted to go to point out some ambition… I would not be shocked if within the subsequent six months – perhaps even much less – if he signed a brand new contract on the membership.
“He can now take a look at what’s going on and assume, ‘we are able to win issues right here’. He is been there a very long time, it is his membership, the followers adore him and I can see that taking place.
What Kane instructed Redknapp in March 2020…
Requested whether or not he could be at Tottenham for the remainder of his profession, Kane underlined his intent to be one of many world’s finest gamers and stated he wouldn’t keep on with Spurs if he didn’t really feel he may obtain what he needs to on the membership.
“It is a type of issues, I could not say sure, I could not say no. I really like Spurs, I will at all times love Spurs. But it surely’s a type of issues – I’ve at all times stated if I do not really feel we’re progressing as a workforce or stepping into the appropriate path, then I am not somebody to only keep there for the sake of it,” he instructed Redknapp.
“I am an bold participant, I wish to enhance, I wish to get higher, I wish to grow to be one of many high, high gamers.
“All of it is determined by what occurs as a workforce and the way we progress as a workforce. So it isn’t a particular I will keep there eternally – nevertheless it’s not a no both.”
“When you’d have stated that to me a 12 months in the past, I might have stated, ‘no probability – he’ll go’. He was going to affix Man Metropolis final 12 months and he wished to depart however, proper now, all the things is in place for him to attain all the things that he needs.”
Kane earns £200,000-a-week and was linked with a transfer to Bayern Munich earlier this summer season. His present contract expires in 2024.
Conte has thus far signed six new gamers this summer season, and the 4-1 victory over Southampton final weekend fills the membership with loads of confidence heading into their Tremendous Sunday conflict with Chelsea, dwell on Sky Sports activities.
“It seems like it is a totally different Tottenham,” Redknapp added. “The supervisor Antonio Conte has instilled that may to win and he is introduced an actual drive and want to the workforce. The gamers are working by brick partitions for him which hasn’t at all times been the case at Spurs below earlier managers.
“They appear extremely sturdy and so they’ve signed good gamers. I feel Yves Bissouma goes to be a superb signing for them long-term. You must say these will not be typical Tottenham signings as they’re able to win proper now.
“Usually, Tottenham purchase with an eye fixed to the longer term however they have been very intelligent and assured with what they’ve performed. They’ve not waited till the top of the window and I like how they’ve performed their enterprise.
“For somebody like Ryan Sessegnon, working with the likes of Ivan Perisic could possibly be the making of him. Perisic has labored below Antonio Conte earlier than and continues to be extremely match. He is an skilled professional and I at all times consider senior gamers as function fashions.
“Sessegnon will probably be tapping into this. That is their first full pre-season with Conte, which will probably be an eye-opener for a few of them. They really feel match and stronger than ever. I would not say they’re able to problem for the title simply but, however they will definitely go shut.
“I might be amazed in the event that they did not get a trophy this 12 months. Every little thing now’s prepared for Conte to get the trophy the followers have been eager for.”
Watch the Tremendous Sunday conflict between Chelsea and Tottenham dwell on Sky Sports activities Premier League this weekend; kick-off 4.30pm