Tottenham Hotspur’s managerial appointment could be the key factor in whether Harry Kane remains at the club during the upcoming summer transfer window. The 29-year-old striker has been rumored to be open to hearing offers for a contract extension from the north London club. However, there have also been suggestions that Kane may push for an exit in the summer, with clubs such as Manchester United reportedly interested in signing him.
Despite sitting in the top four, Tottenham has experienced a series of setbacks in recent weeks. Antonio Conte has left the club, and with other teams holding games in hand, there is a sense of negativity surrounding the club. Speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano stated that who Spurs hire as their next manager will be a crucial factor in determining the future of the £100m+ rated star.
Romano explained that for Kane, the manager is absolutely crucial. Tottenham is insisting on a new deal for Kane, with the club telling him and his agent that they want him to stay and be the face of the project in the future. However, at this stage, Kane wants to know who will be the coach and what kind of project they have.
In the past, Kane was rumored to be pushing for a move away from north London, with Manchester City said to be interested in signing him. However, since the 2021 summer transfer window, Pep Guardiola has brought in striker Erling Haaland as the future of Manchester City’s attack, making a move to the Etihad Stadium out of the picture. Kane’s options have now reduced to only Manchester United and Bayern Munich, who are reportedly seriously interested in his services.
In recent years, Kane has stated that he is not open to moving away from England for a move across Europe, which makes a move to Old Trafford the only logical option. However, there are concerns as to whether Kane would be likely to win a trophy under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United amid competition from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.
While United lifted the Carabao Cup this season, their first trophy since the Europa League in 2017 under Jose Mourinho, Spurs’ trophy drought is significantly longer. As a result, Kane may have hesitancy in moving his family north at this stage of his life for a club that is not winning trophies regularly.
Tottenham’s issues are clear, and the potential return of Mauricio Pochettino or the appointment of an exciting young manager like Julian Nagelsmann may be enough to persuade Kane to stay. The new manager’s vision and project for the club will be crucial in deciding Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur.