Tottenham: Lengthy contract could cause Kane issues
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Tottenham have suffered a double blow after two of their players hinted at their plans to leave the club this summer. Managerless Spurs are facing an uncertain summer, with the future of Harry Kane set to dominate this summer’s transfer talk in north London.
The next manager of Tottenham is facing the very real possibility of inheriting a squad without Serge Aurier or Moussa Sissoko.
That is after the pair strongly hinted at their desire to seek a new club this summer.
Aurier, who has been at Spurs since 2017, is out of contract in 2022, but says he is already at the “end of a cycle” in England amid speculation of a return to PSG.
“Everyone knows that if I wanted to extend my contract at Tottenham, I’d have already done so,” he told L’Equipe.
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“I’m not going to do that in six months’ time. I’ve experienced the Premier League and a Champions League final. I’ve reached the end of a cycle and it’s time to look elsewhere.
“Both parties, the board and my agents are in agreement in terms of the conditions, so we will see.
“I’ve never hidden my desire to go back to PSG one day. It’s my boyhood club and I’m still a PSG supporter, so I feel free to talk about it, but I don’t want people to think I’m just issuing a come-and-get-me plea and I’m not closing the door on anyone.
“If the club does make an offer this summer, PSG will certainly be among my top choices.”
Meanwhile, powerful midfielder Sissoko discussed the possibility of a “new challenge”, but insisted that he was certainly not closing the door on another season at Tottenham.
“This is my 5th year at the club and I have had some very good moments,” the Frenchman told Foot Mercato.
“Now, I am a person who does not close any doors. If a new challenge presents itself, we will see what I do. But today, I do not close any doors concerning my future, because as I said, it was a difficult year for me at the club.
“I also want to see what the club will decide. Maybe they will say to me: “Moussa, it is time to go elsewhere.” Or maybe they will say to me: ‘Moussa, we absolutely want you to stay.’ In any case, I am open to all propositions today because I have experienced quite a difficult year.
“I want to play football. I am happiest when I am on the pitch. I will soon be 32 so I am closer to the end than the beginning of my career.
“What I want, is to continue to play, and enjoy myself. So I am not saying that I absolutely want to leave Tottenham. I feel good over there, I have had good moments and I feel good with the fans and my teammates, who I get on well with.
“We will speak with the club and we will take a decision at that moment.”
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