Pochettino return will not alter Harry Kane’s determination to leave Spurs – report

Mauricio Pochettino’s potential return to Tottenham will not alter Harry Kane’s determination to leave the club this summer.

Kane has informed the north London side of his desire to leave this summer in search of elusive silverware, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all linked with a move to sign the England captain.


The 27-year-old has failed to win a major trophy since coming through the academy ranks at Spurs and believes the club are a significant distance from challenging for titles following a period of regression over the past two campaigns.

Spurs are currently without a manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in April, with recent reports having linked the club with Pochettino – just over 18 months after the Argentine was dismissed from his position.

Pochettino has reportedly ‘struggled’ with the internal politics in Paris and is said to be open to the possibility of returning to Spurs, where he enjoyed five-and-a-half successful seasons, turning the club into Champions League regulars.

Real Madrid are also interested in the Argentine however, following Zinedine Zidane’s decision to step down from his position at the Bernabeu.

Kane enjoyed a strong working relationship with the 49-year-old as he developed from prospect to bona fide star under the manager’s guidance, though the Times are reporting that even Pochettino’s return will not convince the forward to stay.

Kane is believed to favour a move to Manchester City, who have targeted the star as the club seek a replacement for Sergio Aguero.

The reigning Golden Boot winner has three years remaining on his current contract and looks set to command a British transfer record fee in excess of £100m.

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