Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has revealed that he has no intention of leaving White Hart Lane this summer despite rumours inferring he could be the subject of a colossal bid from Manchester United.
Word on the grapevine yesterday was that the Red Devils would pay as much as £45 million for the Spurs striker following his incredible breakthrough season in the Premier League, but Tottenham aren’t keen to sell even at that price.
Now, according to the London Evening Standard, Kane has made an attempt at shunning such gossip for good, insisting that he sees his future at one club and one club only. Hint, it isn’t United.
“Spurs is where I’m at and where I plan to be for a very long time,” he supposedly told BT Sport.
“We’ll be looking to win some good trophies in the future. I want to keep progressing and keep getting better.
“This season has been crazy and more than what I ever expected to do so early on but it’s happened, and it’s how you deal with it.”
“I am hoping to go on and win many trophies for Spurs and England. That’s always been the aim since I was a kid, dreaming of lifting the trophy one day for them. I want to be the player that does everything he can to reach his ability and I’ll keep working hard. I want to win trophies.”
Given the fact he’s managed to score 30 goals in all competitions for Spurs this year, consequently bagging the PFA Young Player of the Year award, the confirmation that he won’t be joining Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils revolution will be music to the ears of Lilywhites fans.
Kane has turned himself into something of a cult hero in north London and the idea of losing him, even for a handsome return, doesn’t bear thinking about if you’re someone who wants Tottenham to push on under Mauricio Pochettino.
It isn’t too difficult to cast minds back to the mega-money sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013, and that transaction is recent proof that having lots of cash to throw around doesn’t necessarily ensure success.
That said it will be interesting to see if Kane can continue devouring Premier League defenders next term given that the element of surprise will be lost.
He started this campaign as a relative unknown and quickly established himself as one of the most potent forwards in England’s top division, but there’s always the chance second-season syndrome could have a negative impact on his development.
Predicting that the 22-year-old will be but a flash in the pan isn’t fair considering that he looks to have all the attributes needed to be a threat in almost any situation, but all the same Spurs supporters would be wise to keep expectations down lest they want to open themselves up to possible disappointment.
As for United Van Gaal will almost certainly have to look elsewhere if he truly wants to improve his frontline. A move for Kane is one that most Old Trafford fans would endorse but unless the Dutchman has a hugely impressive trick up his sleeve it doesn’t look to be on the cards.
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