Ryan Mason insists Harry Kane ‘loves’ Tottenham and does not think the striker will leave if the club misses out on Champions League qualification.
Kane’s future has been a subject of debate in recent months with suggestions that the forward could ask to leave the north London side this summer, the England captain yet to win major silverware in his career with his latest opportunity seeing Spurs lose last weekend’s Carabao Cup final.
Spurs currently seventh in the Premier League following a disappointing domestic season ahead of this weekend’s clash with Sheffield United, five points adrift of the top four and facing an uphill task to secure Champions League football.
The north London side face the prospect of missing out on Champions League qualification for the second successive season, having regressed since reaching the final of the competition under Mauricio Pochettino in 2019.
Interim manager Mason reckons Kane’s decision over his future is not dependent on whether they qualify for Europe’s elite, insisting the 27-year-old – who is the leading scorer in the Premier League this season – ‘loves’ the club and remains focused on his football ahead of the run-in.
Asked if Kane will leave without Champions League football, Mason told his pre-match press conference: “I don’t think so.
“Harry Kane loves this football club, in the past eight or nine years as one of the best strikers in the world.
“Everyone knows that and we know that, and hopefully Harry knows that.
“Harry is a constant professional. There won’t be any conversations between me and him about anything other than training and the match ahead.”
Kane has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City as both look to bolster their forward options this summer.