Harry Kane won't leave Tottenham as long as Spurs continue to improve

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has claimed that Liverpool had little choice but to let wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona.

Kane's current contract runs to 2022 and there has been no suggestion of Tottenham allowing him to leave or him pushing for a move in the near future.

"It's a matter of opinion", he said.

"With Coutinho, I think Liverpool wanted to keep him but it is hard to keep him, and look what happened with Cristiano Ronaldo with Manchester (United), Zidane with Juventus, (Luis) Figo with Barcelona".

Pochettino was considering the wider impact of huge offers from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, and Kane's outlook on how much of a say players should have is similar. 'That's the aim, as long as the club keep doing that then, yeah, I'm happy here'.

"I've always said keep progressing, keep getting better, start winning trophies", said Kane.

Harry Kane
PA Harry Kane is admired by European giants Real Madrid

Any club with the required financial muscle would want to sign a player who, ever since 2014, has virtually guaranteed goals on a regular basis, churned out like some Fordist production line without fail.

Kane's attitude makes managing him easier than other high-profile stars, and Pochettino has previously spoken of how he could be Spurs' Francesco Totti, given how the Italian stayed at Roma for his whole career despite being one of the most sought-after players in the world.

Kane admitted the Premier League title was effectively out of reach given Manchester City's form.

"If a player wants to go then why would you stop him?"

After the striker scored twice against AFC Wimbledon to take his tally for the season to 26 goals, though, Pochettino spoke of how Spurs should not be complacent about Kane's desire to stay. We know the Champions League will be tough so the FA Cup's one where we have a good chance.

Kane's quality and ambitions will one day see him involved in the top echelon of tournaments, and competing for a domestic cup soon won't be enough for the player. "This present in Tottenham, this future in Tottenham, this project is exciting and I hope we spend a lot of time here, try to win trophies and achieve all we want".

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