Tottenham Hotspur’s newly appointed managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, has hailed wantaway striker Harry Kane and revealed he’s determined to keep the player at the club.
The 48-year-old’s appointment was only announced early last month, yet he’s already been met with a number of obstacles in his start to life at Spurs, amid the turbulence of trying to find a replacement for the departed Jose Mourinho, as well as trying to resolve the future of star asset, Kane.
Following a drawn-out search for a new manager that saw a number of high profile names reportedly turn down the job, former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo was recently announced as the man to fill the vacant manager’s position.
Having finally sorted out Mourinho’s successor, the main task now will be to come to a resolution over the Kane situation, the England captain having hinted at his possible desire for a new challenge, as he looks to secure a first piece of major silverware.
The 27-year-old enjoyed a fine campaign last time out on a personal note, having clinched the Golden Boot after netting 23 goals, while he also finished with a league-high 14 assists, albeit amid an underwhelming campaign for the club as a whole.
With Spurs having once again missed out on Champions League football and with the Premier League title seemingly out of reach, Kane may well be looking for pastures new, amid rumours of a possible move to champions, Manchester City.
Following that speculation over Kane – who has begun to find his form at Euro 2020 – former Juventus chief Paratici has heaped praise on the player and admitted he’s keen to keep the ‘special’ Englishman at the club.
“Keeping him is not just my goal, it’s our goal as a club,” he told Sky Sports Italia.
“I can’t wait to watch him play live, I’ve been really lucky in the past years because I’ve watched a lot of top players and strikers, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, and many more which now I forgot about.
“Right now, he’s one of the best strikers in the world. He’s a complete player, really special. His physique is that of a real number nine, a true poacher, but he also has an incredibly refined technique.
“He is able to shoot with both feet and also provides many assists – very few people notice this, because he scores so many goals.
“He’s a team player, but he’s a finisher at the same time, so really I believe he is among the top three in the world.
“I haven’t heard from him yet because I don’t want to bother the players who are busy at the Euros, it doesn’t seem fair to me. They’re focused on their own goals with their national teams.”