Harry Kane has delivered yet more mixed messages over his long-term Tottenham future in an Instagram chat with Jamie Redknapp.
The Spurs striker has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid in recent weeks and has seemingly put them on alert with a message on his future.
Kane was talking to former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp on Instagram, as reported in the Sunday Express, and admitted that he would consider leaving if he thought the north London club were going backwards rather than aiming for title success.
Tottenham have struggled since reaching the Champions League final last season, with Mauricio Pochettino being shown the door and his replacement Jose Mourinho also struggling this campaign.
Kane has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with a severe hamstring tear, but is back in training and hopes to help Tottenham climb the Premier League table when and if the season gets underway again.
But he has seemingly warned Daniel Levy and the Tottenham board that he will reluctantly walk away from the club unless things are moving in the right direction.
When asked about staying at Tottenham for his entire career, he said: “It’s a good question.
“Obviously I get asked this question a lot. It’s one of them things. I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no.
“I love Spurs, I’d always love Spurs, but it’s one of them things, I’ve always said if I don’t feel progression in the team or it’s going 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 what happens with the 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.”
And when asked if he’d rather be the top goalscorer in Premier League history or win the title, he gave another demonstration of where his ambitions lie.
“Premier League winner for sure,” he said.
“I’ve done some individual records and had great success individually, but I play this sport to win trophies as a team, so I don’t think you can take that moment away, you’re working as a team coming together at the end and being champions.
“I’m sure that would feel a lot better than breaking a record for sure.”
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