Harry Kane’s ‘Nike boot deal is put on hold because of “fascination” towards Erling Haaland’… as ‘brands fight for the Norwegian hitman’s signature despite his absence from the World Cup’
- Harry Kane’s Nike deal could be at risk due to Erling Haaland’s impact on football
- The Spurs striker was set to sign a new boot deal with Nike after the World Cup
- But the industry has since grown a ‘general fascination’ for Man City’s Haaland
- The forward has netted 14 goals in all competitions since arriving at the Etihad
- Sports brands are set to partake in a bidding war for the Norwegian’s signature
Harry Kane’s lucrative boot deal with Nike has been put ‘on hold’ because of Erling Haaland’s blistering start to the campaign, according to reports.
The England captain and Tottenham star, who has formerly held a contract with the sports brand, was originally set to renew his Nike deal after the World Cup.
However, talks of an extension have reportedly stalled in recent months following Haaland’s impressive and eye-catching arrival at Manchester City.
Harry Kane’s Nike boot deal has reportedly been put on hold due to Erling Haaland’s influence
Even though Haaland is not travelling to Qatar with his native country Norway, major sports brands including Nike are priortising a move for the 22-year-old ahead of the World Cup, according to The Daily Telegraph.
As a result, it is believed Kane’s deal has now been put ‘on hold’, as boot manufacturers prepare to launch bidding war in an effort to lure the former Borussia Dortmund star.
Kane, who clinched the Golden Boot as England made the semi-finals in 2018, has yet to sign a deal with any of Nike’s competitors, such as adidas, New Balance and Puma.
Since arriving at the Etihad for £51million this summer, Haaland has chalked up 11 Premier League goals in just seven matches and found the net three more times in the Champions League.
Sports brands are eager to land the Norwegian hitman’s signature which could blight Kane
The 22-year-old was sporting his Mercurial Vapor 14 Nike boots against former club Dortmund
It is said that his fruitful start to the campaign has produced a ‘general fascination’ amongst sports brands, who view him as a major asset to the industry.
Haaland, whose previous boot deal with Nike has now expired, has been sporting a range of different brands so far this season.
Although he has been spotted wearing Nike, notably when scoring his acrobatic goal against former club Dortmund in the Champions League, the forward has also slipped into adidas and Puma boots on occasion.