Harry Kane looks certain to stay at Tottenham Hotspur amidst rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.
The England international is among the Premier League’s finest players after the past two phenomenal seasons with the Lilywhites, but negotiations have broken down between the club and Kane’s representatives over wage issues.
As in such instances, the rumour mill began spinning and Jose Mourinho’s United appeared to be at the forefront of the race to land Kane’s signature.
However, despite the fact that talks over a new deal have now been shelved, Kane appears undeterred in his quest to become an all-time Tottenham great, as he told the Times.
“I grew up 10 minutes from White Hart Lane. I came through the system since I was 11.
“I’ve managed to captain Spurs a couple of times. It would be a dream to captain Spurs full time and captain England. Who wouldn’t want to do that?”
“We had a good season last year, got a great young squad a great manager – one of the best in the world – a new stadium and training ground.”
“The main thing for me is to start winning trophies. That would put Spurs on the map as one of the best clubs in the world.
“Growing up, Robbie Keane and Teddy Sheringham were big idols of mine. I was contemplating sticking with the No18 shirt but then I thought; ‘I want to wear that No10 shirt, score goals, win trophies, and become one of the greats’.
“Hopefully if I keep scoring and we start winning trophies, as we have the capability to do, I’ll become a Tottenham great.”
The 23-year-old’s words will certainly be music to the ears of Spurs fans, and much the opposite for those on the red side of Manchester.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s advancing years and Wayne Rooney’s inconsistency means that a new forward is a must within the next year for Mourinho, but viable options are few and far between.
Now, it seems that that Kane can be added to the ‘unavailable’ list.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.