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‘I want to be the best’ – Kane opens up on his ambitions and potential Spurs exit

Harry Kane has discussed his determination to be the ‘best version’ of himself as talk continues to surround the forward leaving Tottenham this summer.

Kane is understood to have requested to leave the north London side at the end of the season, with the 27-year-old keen to sign for a side where he feels he can achieve his ambitions of winning major silverware.

 

The England captain is yet to win a major trophy and has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, whilst both Barcelona and Real Madrid are admirers of the two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner.

Spurs are reluctant to lose their talisman and will demand a fee of around £150m for Kane, who has scored 220 goals in just 334 appearances for the club since coming through the academy ranks.

Speaking to former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, Kane outlined his desire to be remembered as one of the best players in world football.

“For me, I don’t want to come to end of my career and have any regrets,” Kane told Neville on Sky Bet’s The Overlap.

“I want to be the best I can be. I’ve said before, I’d never say I’ll stay at Spurs for the rest of my career, I’d never say that I’d leave Spurs. People may look at it and say ”he’s desperate for trophies’, I still feel I’ve got almost another career to play, I’ve got seven or eight years, almost what I’ve had so far in the Premier League. So I’m not rushing anything, I’m not desperate to do anything.

“I just want to be the best version of me and I feel like, for sure, I’ve got so much more to give. I feel like I can be better than what I’ve already been, produce better numbers than what I’m producing at the moment.

“I’ve said this before, I’m not afraid to say I want to be the best. I’m not afraid to say I want to try and get on the level that Ronaldo and Messi have got to. That’s my ultimate goal, that’s my aim, to be winning trophies season in, season out, to be scoring 50, 60, 70 goals season in, season out.

“That’s the standard I want to set myself because if I feel if I give myself any lower I might get to my career and feel I could have done a little bit more. That’s my drive, the pressure from myself.”

Neville asked Kane if he was approaching a crossroads moment, with the forward admitting he had reached a time where he needed to reflect on the direction of his career.

“I think so, that’s definitely a conversation to be had with the club. I want to be playing in the biggest games, the biggest moments. For sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to reflect and see where I’m at, and having a good honest conversation with the chairman.”

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