Tottenham striker Harry Kane has put off all potential suitors by saying that he has no intention of leaving the club and that his only goal is to play for the Lilywhites for the rest of his career.
The 24-year-old striker has time and again been linked with a big-money move to either Manchester United or Real Madrid. The latter, however, were thought to be the serious contenders but the striker has wiped every rumour off the block by admitting that he is perfectly happy with the club and that he is looking forward to playing for the club for the rest of his career.
“My goal is to play my entire career only for Tottenham,” the 24-year-old was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror ahead of Spurs’ Champions League trip to Borussia Dortmund.
“We have a fantastic team, a great coach, a professional training centre and we’re getting a new stadium. At the moment, everything suits me here and I’m happy.”
Kane, who joined Tottenham at the age of 12, signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the North Londoners last December and his new contract made him one of the highest earners at the club with a reported £100,000-per-week salary. Many believed that the striker can easily be lured by a jaw-dropping contract and when quipped about the possibility of making a bid for him, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said last month,
“I don’t know what is going to happen in the future.”
This sparked a series of rumours suggesting that Real would have a go in summer, but Madrid president Florentino Perez later rubbished the talks, saying that he was happy with the attacking talent currently at the club.
“Signing Harry Kane has not passed through my head. He is a great player and in addition he is young,” Perez was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.
“He has many years to progress, but we are delighted with [Karim] Benzema and with all of the team. I didn’t ask Tottenham’s president for the price [of Kane] because he would have told me that he is worth €250m.”
There were never really questions or doubts over where Harry wanted to play, as the striker has time and again reiterated that a move away from Tottenham is something he has never thought about. And the latest statement just goes on to show that no amount of Madrid’s moneybags will be able to lure him away from us.