Ryan Mason insists Harry Kane is ‘100% committed’ to Tottenham at present amid speculation the forward is keen to leave the club this summer.
Kane is understood to requested to leave Spurs at the end of the season in search of the silverware that has eluded him in his career to date, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona all reportedly interested in his services.
The 27-year-old is the joint-leading scorer in the Premier League this season and has provided 35 goal involvements in just 33 league appearances, his departure a potentially devastating blow to Spurs’ hopes of building a trophy-winning side.
Interim manager Mason was questioned on Kane’s future and whether the England captain would feature against Aston Villa tomorrow, insisting the star remains committed to the north Londoners and focused on the final fixtures of the campaign.
“He starts tomorrow because he is our best striker and he is one of the best in the world,” Mason told his pre-match press conference.
“The facts are that I’m here for the next two games, and that is my main focus. Hopefully we can do that tomorrow, and with Harry in the team.”
Mason reiterated his stance that Kane remains committed to the cause and says the forward is looking forward to tomorrow’s clash, with Spurs welcoming back supporters at a reduced capacity for the fixture with Villa in the capital.
“Harry Kane is 100% committed and excited about tomorrow,” said Mason.
“He feels fine, he is looking forward to tomorrow, he will be 100% committed.
“I am looking forward to seeing him play in front of our fans, so we are excited about tomorrow.”
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