Speculation surrounding Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham has finally been put to bed after he confirmed he would not be leaving this summer.
The England captain had been linked with a move to Manchester City all summer as the Citizens have been desperate to add a world-class striker to their ranks following Sergio Aguero’s departure to Barcelona at the end of June.
City boss Pep Guardiola even admitted he was interested in bringing Kane to the Etihad but the 28-year-old released a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming that he would be staying in N17 this season.
“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success,” his social media post read.
However, former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov – who found himself in a similar situation before he joined Manchester United – has urged his old club to compete for silverware this season or run the risk of a similar saga involving Kane next summer.
“Kane is really going to help the team this season,” he told Betfair.
“He is one of the best in the world, not only for scoring goals but also for the work he does for the team. Now he is staying, it will be a relief for him and he can fully focus on playing football.
“If anything happens in the future with a move then so be it, but for now he can just enjoy playing for Spurs again. Is it right or wrong for him to stay at Spurs? It doesn’t matter, it’s his decision.
“We talk about Spurs needing to win a trophy every season and, with Kane now staying, they definitely have the players to do it. They have made a great start to the season and they just need to be consistent.
“If they don’t win anything this season then I am sure we’ll be having conversations about Kane’s future again, but next summer is a long way off and lets just enjoy watching Kane scoring goals for Spurs and hopefully winning some trophies in the process.”
Kane will hope to be fit enough to start Spurs’ Europa Conference League clash against Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday night as the Lillywhites trail 1-0 after a disappointing defeat in the first leg.
Source by Football London