Harry Kane has cast doubt on his future at Spurs, saying ‘we’ll see where we go’ after this summer’s European championships.
The Spurs striker has seen speculation grow about finally leaving the Tottenham Hotspur stadium this summer, with a whole host of Europe’s top sides on the lookout for a striker.
The name on everybody’s lips is Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, who is likely to be sold this summer as the Bundesliga side look to maximise their potential returns before a €75 million release clause kicks in 2022.
Both Manchester sides, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all thought to be interested in the Norwegian, with clubs likely to be making alternative plans should the 20-year-old not opt to join them.
One such option which has emerged is Harry Kane, the 27-year-old having established himself as one of the finest finishers in world football, but yet to add a single winners medal to his collection of personal goalscoring accolades.
Kane has regularly been linked with moves away from Spurs over the years, though no move has ever really looked like materialising amid the club’s progression under Mauricio Pochettino. However, with the north London side currently sixth in the table and facing the realistic possibility of a second season outside of the Champions League, this summer could represent one of the last opportunities for Kane to seal a big money move to a club with more genuine prospects of winning silverware.
The striker is currently on international duty for England’s World Cup 2022 qualifiers and was asked whether he might need to leave Spurs to compete for the biggest trophies and whether such transfer talk about his future would be a distraction, and he didn’t exactly commit his future to his current employers.
“I think that’s a hard question to answer right now,” Kane told the Telegraph.
“It’s important that all my focus is on the two England games coming up now and the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros. To be thinking about speculation or rumours would be damaging in terms of my own performance.
“I always like to be focused on one goal and one job and that’s to finish strong with Spurs, win these qualifiers with England and hopefully go on and have a great Euros.
“Look, I try to stay out of that speculation as much as possible. I’m fully focussed on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer and then we’ll see where we go from there.”
Kane was however keen to add a bit of perspective to what, on paper, looks like a poor season, the club recently suffering embarrassing defeats to north London rivals Arsenal and surrendering a two-goal advantage to be knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb.
“I think it’s been a difficult spell at Spurs but, look, we went into the Arsenal game winning five games in a row,” Kane said.
“Obviously the Arsenal game was a difficult one to take and then, of course, the Europa League where we went out was a big disappointment.
“But we bounced back last Sunday [against Aston Villa] with a win and I think, when you look at the bigger picture, we’re a couple of points off the top-four places and we’ve got a cup final to play so if we’re looking at it in the end of May and we’ve finished in the top four and won the Carabao Cup I think everyone will say it’s been a pretty good season.
“In my career and as a person, I never get too high and never get too low. It’s part of football, you’re going to go through tough spells and you’re going to go through good spells and it’s important just to keep focused on the bigger picture. And that’s what I’m trying to do and I’m sure the team are trying to do as well.”