Tottenham star Harry Kane has pledged his loyalty to the club for at least the next 12 months, according to reports. However, Spurs face the challenge of keeping Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose from Manchester United’s reach.
Kane is on top of Real Madrid’s wishlist in the summer as they aim to rebuild the squad following an underwhelming La Liga season. Real have struggled to a large extent in the league and with arch-rivals Barcelona at the top of the standings and set to win the league this time around, the Los Blancos are expected to have a major squad overhaul.
However, Zidane’s Real will have to wait one more year to capture the services of £200million-rated Kane, who remains excited to play at the ‘new White Hart Lane’. Following a season in the new stadium, he will think about his future, the Sun reports.
Should Spurs fail to challenge for silverware next season, the 24-year-old will then make his move to the Bernabeu – a destination where Kane is expected to end up at some point in his career.
Kane’s pledge for another year will come as a huge relief for Mauricio Pochettino and his squad. The Spurs manager, knowing his star striker will at least be with them for one more season, will try his level best to challenge for every trophy that is available next campaign.
However, the report adds that Pochettino could lose defenders Alderweireld and Rose to United this summer, with Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho desperate to strengthen his defence ahead of the next season.
First speaking about Alderweireld, the centre-back is currently sidelined due to a hamstring injury but is believed to be unhappy with his contract talks. He is being offered £110,000-per-week by the club but wants £140,000-a-week to sign the new deal.
If Spurs cannot agree to a new deal, a clause in his contract means the 29-year-old will be available for just £25m in 2019. That gives Tottenham a final chance to either cash in or agree to Alderweireld’s wage demands.
Meanwhile, Rose has been heavily linked with a move to United since last year’s summer. The rampaging left-back is believed to be Mourinho’s top summer target but the Red Devils’ pursuit of the Spurs man rests on offloading Luke Shaw.
Should Rose leave Spurs at the end of the season, Spurs reportedly could make a move for Fulham’s wonderkid, Ryan Sessegnon.