Darren Bent claims Harry Kane ‘is going to sign a new contract at Tottenham’ just months after the striker wanted out of north London in what would be a major boost to Antonio Conte’s improving team
- Darren Bent has heard rumours that Harry Kane will sign a new contract at Spurs
- Kane has long been linked with a move away from the North London based club
- He was expected to join Man City in the summer but a deal never materialised
- He was forced to return Spurs and has failed to recreate his exceptional form
- Now Kane is said to be interested in extending his contract under Antonio Conte
Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent says he has heard rumours that Harry Kane will sign a new contract at the North London club.
Kane has long been linked with a move away from Spurs and had been expected to join Manchester City in the summer. However, the Citizen’s forked out £100million on Jack Grealish instead.
Therefore, Kane was forced to return to action for Tottenham this season. However, the England captain has struggled to recreate the form that caught the attention of Pep Guardiola in the first place.
Darren Bent has heard rumours that Harry Kane will sign a new contract at Tottenham
Bent has since revealed that there are rumours going around the North London club that Kane will sign a contract extension under their new manager Antonio Conte.
Bent says Kane’s decision will leave Manchester City in the lurch as they need to find a suitable replacement for Ferran Torres – who recently joined Barcelona.
The former Tottenham star says Manchester City will now give their undivided attention to Erling Haaland.
Speaking on talkSPORT Drive, he said: ‘I heard – and I have to stress it was a rumour – but it’s that he’s potentially gonna stay and sign a new contract there.
Bent says it would be ‘fantastic’ for the Spurs fans if Kane was to stay at the club next term
Kane was linked with a move to Man City in the summer but they signed Jack Grealish instead
‘And you start thinking, ‘Well, what are Manchester City gonna do now?’
‘They’ve let Ferran Torres go and you think, ‘That’s a bit strange because they’ve not got no centre forwards now.’
‘Are they making room for Erling Haaland? And that’s potentially why he could stay and sign a new contract?
‘This is what I’m hearing, but as I said, I’m doing a full Alex Crook here with the rumour, the speculation.
‘For Spurs fans, that’d be fantastic, but does that mean that maybe Manchester City are going down the younger route? Maybe a Haaland?’.
Bent says Manchester City will now give their undivided attention to Erling Haaland (above)
Haaland has attracted attention from Europe’s elite with his performance for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 19 goals in 16 appearances this season.
It is believed the English champions have already made contact with Haaland’s representatives – given the fact the January transfer window opens on the 1st.
However, City face stern competition with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also said to be interested.