Harry Kane has no intention of ever swapping Tottenham for Arsenal despite cheeky and futile calls from journalist Piers Morgan.
England captain Kane was on Morgan’s Good Morning Britain show to support the Bobby Moore Fund for cancer. He was looking to persuade fans to wear a football shirt on Friday. But Morgan – a lifelong Gunners fan – could not resist having a go at the striker.
Kane, 27, was on the Arsenal books for one year as a schoolboy but left to join Spurs. The rest is history, with 201 goals from 301 appearances for the Lilywhites.
Morgan showed a picture of an eight-year-old Kane wearing an Arsenal shirt while celebrating Arsenal’s Premier League title win in 2004.
He said: “Now your history with football shirts is quite complicated isn’t it. Because when you were a kid – as every Gooner knows – you were a proud Arsenal fan. What happened to you Harry Kane?”
Kane replied: “Well, I played for Arsenal when I was younger and unfortunately for them they let me go. So I’ve been at Tottenham since I was 11 years old and reaping the rewards of that now.”
Morgan, never one to back down, asked if the man with 32 England goals wanted a return to Arsenal. Kane made it clear that was not the case, adding: “Absolutely not. No, we’re in a good spot at the moment so I’m happy.”
Morgan won’t let it lie
The GMB host knew he was flogging a dead horse but continued in his attempts to woo the hitman. Referencing the picture of Kane wearing a red shirt, he added: “That’s the shirt I want you wearing on Friday Harry Kane.
“And I want you back in that shirt next season. You and Aubameyang up front would be invincible.”
Morgan is a divisive figure although his love for Spurs’ north London rivals is genuine. Kane hit back at the host, who, he said, “would not be able to bear” a Spurs title win.
“I know what that would do to you,” he countered. “That’s extra motivation for me, don’t worry about that.”
Kane holds all the bragging rights at present, with Spurs sitting second in the top-flight standings. The Gunners are down in 11th spot – five points behind their rivals.
Jose Mourinho’s management style seems to be reaping the rewards and they will next face Manchester City on Saturday. That will be a huge test of their credentials as Mourinho goes up against his long-term nemesis Pep Guardiola once again.
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