Harry Kane has left the door open to a Tottenham departure one day, saying whether he stays or goes will depend on how the team is progressing.
Kane has been infrequently linked with a move away from north London, but while rumours were previously unconvincing, things have taken a turn towards the realistic over the past month or so. 90min understands that Manchester City have established their interest in his signature, while city rivals United remain invariably in the frame.
There has also been talk of a (more unlikely) move to Juventus, and when asked whether he could see himself staying at the club for the remainder of his career, the prolific striker positioned himself firmly on the fence – while giving us a pretty strong hint that his future could lie elsewhere.
“It’s one of those things, I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no,” he said, via Sky Sports. “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs. But it’s one of those things – I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it..
“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, I want to get better, I want to become one of the top, top players.
“It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever – but it’s not a no either.”
It’s been an up and down few months for Tottenham since Mourinho took over, and they were spiralling into crisis when football was put on hold. The early part of March alone saw them exit the FA Cup to Norwich and the Champions League to RB Leipzig while one point from their last three league games has left them eighth in the Premier League table.
Kane, however, believes the Portuguese boss can turn it round in 2020/21 – which will be his first full season in charge.
“We’ve been saying that for a couple of years now, we have got a fantastic team but for one reason or another we haven’t been able to get the trophies that, when you look from the outside, we’ve got the team to get,” he went on.
“It’s a hard thing to take as a player. I want to win at everything I do so when we’re coming close and you don’t quite get there it’s hard to take and starts to build up.
“But from my point of view, and the team’s point of view, all you can do is do everything you can, give your best to win every game, to win trophies. For one reason or another, we haven’t quite got there yet.
“Next year, the gaffer now, it’ll be his first chance to really have a pre-season with the team and embed his values into the team and we’ll see what happens. Of course, I want to win, I want to win team trophies, I want to be doing it sooner rather than later. So we will have to see how it goes.”