Tottenham: Mourinho lauds Kane's ambition
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has chosen his dream next destination, according to reports. The England international has put clubs across the world on red alert by refusing to commit his future to Spurs. Both Manchester United and Manchester City would love to secure his signature – yet that now seems unlikely to happen.
Tottenham have seen Kane shine ever since 2014, with the England international establishing himself as one of the best strikers on the planet in the time since.
However, while he’s been sensational on the pitch, he’s yet to win a trophy.
Kane, at 27, is entering the prime years of his career and has been tipped to leave Tottenham amid their issues under Jose Mourinho this term.
Should they fail to finish in the Premier League top four, they’ll be strutting their stuff in the Europa League for the second season on the trot.
And, for a player of Kane’s immense stature, that simply isn’t good enough.
The former Norwich, Leicester and Millwall loanee has refused to commit his future to Tottenham amid ongoing links to both Manchester United and Manchester City.
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But, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola hold interest in signing the Spurs hitman, OkDiario claim he actually prefers a move to Spain.
Kane is said to be fiercely loyal to Tottenham and doesn’t want to upset the club, or their supporters, by moving to a Premier League rival.
And that has put him ‘back in the orbit’ of Real Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window reopening.
Los Blancos want to sign a superstar this summer, especially with the club lacking stardust since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus nearly three years ago.
However, Real’s preference is to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland instead.
Mbappe could leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with the France international’s contract at the Parc des Princes due to expire in 2022.
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And Haaland is wanted by every giant on the planet having flourished for Borussia Dortmund over the last 14 months.
Kane is said to be seduced by the prospect of moving to Madrid – who tried to negotiate his arrival back in 2018.
On that occasion, however, they were priced out of a deal after Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy demanded £188million for his prized asset.
And what ultimately happens remains to be seen.
Kane struck a negative note when discussing his Tottenham future last week, admitting he’d wait until the end of the season before making a decision.
Asked if he’d have to move to win trophies Kane said: “I think that’s a hard question to answer right now.
“It’s important that all my focus is on the two England games coming up now and the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros.
“To be thinking about speculation or rumours would be damaging in terms of my own performance.
“I always like to be focused on one goal and one job and that’s to finish strong with Spurs, win these qualifiers with England and hopefully go on and have a great Euros.
“Look, I try to stay out of that speculation as much as possible. I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer and then we’ll see where we go from there.”
Kane also admitted it had been a ‘difficult’ campaign for Tottenham.
“It’s been a difficult spell at Spurs but, look, we went into the Arsenal game winning five games in a row,” added the forward.
“Obviously the Arsenal game was difficult to take – in a north London derby you never want to lose. And going out of the Europa League was a big disappointment.
“But we bounced back last Sunday with a win and I think when you look at the bigger picture we’re a couple of points off top four and we’ve got a cup final to play.
“So if by the end of May we’ve finished in the top four and won the Carabao Cup I think everyone will say it’s been a pretty good season.
“In my career and as a person I never get too high or too low. It’s part of football.
“You’re going to go through tough spells and good spells. It’s important just to keep focused on the bigger picture.
“That’s what I’m trying to do and I’m sure the team are trying to do as well.”
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