Tottenham Hotspur’s record-breaking striker Harry Kane is holding off on deciding his future until the club appoints a new head coach. The England captain has attracted attention from both Manchester United and Bayern Munich, with just over a year remaining on his current contract.
Kane had previously expressed a willingness to extend his stay at Spurs under former head coach Antonio Conte, who left the club last month. However, Tottenham’s performance this season has not met expectations, and with the coaching landscape changing, Kane is now considering his options.
Spurs management is keen to involve Kane in the process of selecting a new head coach to encourage him to stay with the club. Burnley boss Vincent Kompany, ex-Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, and Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi are among the potential candidates, although they have not yet expressed full commitment to taking over.
The possibility of former manager Mauricio Pochettino returning to Tottenham has been met with enthusiasm from fans, but Pochettino is waiting until the summer to decide on his future. Luis Enrique, who has been in talks with Chelsea over their vacant managerial position, is another target for Tottenham.
Bayern Munich has identified Kane as their top striker target for the summer transfer window, emphasizing their need for a center forward after their recent Champions League defeat to Manchester City. However, it remains uncertain whether Kane would move abroad, jeopardizing his chances of breaking Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League scoring record – he is only 55 goals away from matching the 260-goal benchmark.
Manchester United remains interested in Kane but is determined to avoid a bidding war or a protracted transfer saga. The club also recognizes that negotiations with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could be challenging, given Levy’s history of reluctance to sell players to domestic rivals.
As Kane’s contract continues to run down, Tottenham will face increasing pressure to cash in on their star player if he does not sign an extension. The North London club would not want to lose Kane on a free transfer in 2024.
Kane is reportedly seeking a move to a bigger club to win major trophies. Manchester United, which has shown considerable improvement under new manager Erik ten Hag, could provide the platform Kane needs to challenge for top honors. However, the final decision will likely hinge on the appointment of Tottenham’s new head coach.