Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has suggested that Harry Kane would prefer to stay in England opposed to moving abroad if he is to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
Kane, who will be hoping to help England get off to a flying start at Euro 2020 when the Three Lions face Croatia in their Group D opener on Sunday afternoon, is considering his future in north London this summer and considering a move away from the club.
The England skipper has grown frustrated with Spurs’ lack of silverware in recent years and is open to the idea of leaving the club to fulfil his ambition of winning trophies.
Kane, although he has admitted that a conversation is to be had with chairman Daniel Levy about his future this summer, has not directly told Spurs’ hierarchy that he wants to leave, but he is willing to consider a departure.
In recent weeks, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been heavily linked with landing this season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner, with all three clubs set to be in need of signing a striker this summer.
Now, former Spurs boss Mourinho has dropped a potential hint that one of those three clubs could be the winners of Kane’s signature, suggesting that the England ace will only want to stay in the Premier League.
Speaking to The Sun about Kane’s future, Mourinho said: “I think he has to play where he is happy. And I think he is happy in England.
“He is a very Premier League guy.”
Mourinho’s verdict on Kane’s future almost matches the striker’s own recent admission where he admitted that moving to another country was not something he had considered at this moment in time.
Kane said: “Of course there’s always the option of maybe moving abroad one day but I don’t think that really interests me in the near future.
“Injuries I guess in my mind would be the only things but I feel like I’ve got a good seven or eight years at the top when you look kind of the Messis, Ronaldos … your Ibrahimovics all kind of getting better as they get, reach their early 30s.
“I’m still 27 so I’ve still got a, hopefully a long way to go so I mean yeah it’s definitely there, I’m still obviously quite a way off but you know I, I like to think consistently I’ve scored 20 plus in my injury free seasons in the Premier League so if I can do that for the next four or five years then, then it will be, it’ll be there.
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“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t [want the Premier League record], I think if I get to the end and I haven’t broke that record and, and the Wayne Rooney England record then I’d probably be a little disappointed in myself to be honest but it’s definitely there if I carry on doing what I’ve been doing so I guess yeah it’ll just be a, a great sign of consistency over many years.
“I mean Shearer’s record is incredible when you think about it, 260 goals. I guess it’s just that little bit of motivation there just to push me and hopefully go beyond that.”