It seems that Harry Kane would leave Tottenham Hotspur next season even though nothing has been official yet.

The Times has reported that Kane believes he has a verbal agreement with Daniel Levy that will allow him to leave the club this year, having been persuaded to stay in 2020, with City then enquiring about his availability.

With three years left to run on his six-year deal, though, Spurs are confident that they are in a position to keep hold of the forward unless a considerable offer is made. The Times has reported that they will hold out for around 175 million euros.

The Daily Mail has reported that Tottenham are likely to demand that Gabriel Jesus features as part of the deal, as Kane’s arrival would likely see the Brazilian play a backup role in Manchester.

The Premier League champions have also been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, who would offer them considerably more years of service with the injury-prone Kane now 27.

Kane has 165 Premier League goals, 90 behind the all-time top scorer Alan Shearer, and he wants to stay in England to break the former England striker’s record.

In an interview with the legendary Gary Neville, he shared his opinion.

Asked by Neville what could stop him from beating the record, he said, “I think injuries would be the biggest thing. Of course, there’s always the option of maybe moving abroad one day but I don’t think that really interests me in the near future. I feel like I’ve got a good seven or eight years at the top when you look kind of the Messis, Ronaldos … your Ibrahimovics all kind of getting better as reach their early thirties.”

Kane believes Tottenham missed an opportunity to win trophies under Mauricio Pochettino and challenged Levy to deliver quality additions to Spurs to help them rebuild.

“I feel like it was a big opportunity for us,” he said.

“We had a title race for Leicester obviously; we didn’t quite get there the season after with the title race with Chelsea. Season after that we get to that Champions League final so we were in a really good place. Of course, we didn’t win anything and we couldn’t quite get over the line but I feel like we were in a really good place with the team.”

“For one reason or another we didn’t quite do what we needed to do and kind of where we’re at now I feel like we’re kind of at a rebuilding stage again if I’m honest. It’s disappointing, I feel like the opportunity was definitely there. I’m not going to say it’s not there any more of course; one or two good players can take the team over the line with Liverpool and City and teams like that. But for sure I feel like it was an opportunity missed for the club to do something special.”

He was asked which player would help him to score more goals and his answer was Kevin de Bruyne.

“De Bruyne for sure. When I watch De Bruyne play he’s a special, special player and some of the balls I see him put in for City are just a striker’s dream if I’m honest. He’s outstanding, you’ve seen him out, he’s an outstanding player with the ball, off the ball, pressing, but his delivery is as good as I’ve ever seen.”

On Jose Mourinho Kane said, “Jose obviously expected us to be men and act like men on the pitch, to have leaders on the pitch and to be honest, that’s probably where it didn’t quite work out with Jose, we didn’t quite have enough leadership that we needed.”

 

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