Conte has Kane’s Support for now

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New manager Antonio Conte has some clear missions as he arrives at Tottenham Hotspur. An ambitious coach who has won domestic titles with Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, he will be looking to bring in new players in the transfer window to boost a squad in dire need of an overhaul.

At the same time, Conte will want to hold on to Spurs’ biggest asset: Harry Kane was the subject of a high-profile transfer bid from champions Manchester City in the summer. The prolific striker eventually stayed but the rumours failed to go away.

Stick or Twist?

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is still on the transfer radar of Manchester United.

Having reportedly missed training and the first league game of the new season, Kane ultimately committed his immediate future to Spurs under their then manager Nuno Espirito Santo. The news came as a huge relief to supporters but it soon became clear that all wasn’t well.

Kane looked unhappy as the lone frontman with little support from the players behind him. Tottenham lost five of their first ten games of the season and the striker scored just once in nine of those matches.

The manager ultimately paid the price for that poor opening: Espirito Santo was fired and Conte came on board but will Spurs, and Harry Kane’s fortunes change with the new coach at the helm?

Conte’s Targets

Tottenham Hotspur’s owners will feel that they have acted quickly enough to save the club’s campaign. Their target will be to finish inside the top four in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League and that will be Conte’s mission for 2020/21.

It’s a hope that isn’t quite backed up by the sportsbooks who have Spurs down as mere seventh favourites to claim that top four finish. Those looking at and elsewhere, can verify that position with bookmakers attached to Ahead of Tottenham in the markets are Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and West Ham.

It’s not exactly an endorsement but, if the team can start winning under Conte, all that could change. will continue to update those odds after each round of matches and readers can also keep in touch with the Premier League via news articles and opinion pieces.

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Transfer Time

The English transfer window opens once again in January but Antonio Conte will already have a number of targets in mind. The prolific Serbian striker DusanVlahovic has been linked with a move to Spurs for some time and it’s believed that he wants to leave current club Fiorentina as soon as possible.

Tottenham have been mentioned in connection with other high-profile signings too but, while new players are a priority, Conte will know how important it is to hold on to Harry Kane. He may have endured a slow start to the 2021/22 season but this is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of the game and a man who looks set to establish scoring records at club and international level.

Kane has been quiet on the subject since he committed to stay at Tottenham until the end of the current campaign. However, rumours of a move to Manchester City refused to go away and the player’s body language on the pitch may have indicated that he wasn’t entirely happy.

Conte’s arrival has been met with positive comments from the England captain. Following the new manager’s first game in charge – a 3-2 win over Vitesse in the Europa Conference League – Kane said that the appointment showed great ambition. He went on to say that Conte was looking to turn the players into winners and that the squad had ‘no excuses.’

The club’s owners want Conte to win silverware but they are also aware that his arrival could have a positive influence on Harry Kane’s future.