Ryan Mason responds to latest Kane exit news; angry over Bale suggestion

Ryan Mason was quizzed once again on Harry Kane’s future as he spoke ahead of the Premier League finale against Leicester on Sunday.

There were further developments on Friday from Kane’s chat with Gary Neville on The Overlap podcast, in which the England skipper hinted about a potential switch to Manchester City at the end of the season and also ruled out a move abroad.

Mason has been continually quizzed about Kane’s future since the Carabao Cup defeat to City last month. And speaking ahead of the clash against the Foxes, he was playing a very straight bat over the speculation once again.

He said: “In terms of the interview, I know something’s been published but I haven’t seen it because I was out on the training pitch.”

Mason also commented on Kane stating that he would like to play with City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

“I wasn’t aware of that but I’d like to play with KDB as well. I think every player would. He’s a fantastic player and I’ve spoken to him a few times and he’s an exceptional person,” Mason added.

Mason gives Bale backing

The former Spurs midfielder was also asked if he felt Gareth Bale has had one eye on the Euros after a poor performance in the loss at Leeds, while he only featured for 18 minutes in the home defeat to Aston Villa.

Mason argued: “I completely disagree with that. I can only speak of my personal experience with Gareth. He’s scored four goals in that time. He played the most minutes he had all season I think at the weekend, pushing 90 minutes.

“Doing that he felt his quads. I don’t think he is thinking about the summer. He was out there the other night playing through the pain for me and this football club.”

Meanwhile, Mason revealed that Japhet Tanganga has joined Ben Davies on the injured list.

“Japhet suffered a naughty ankle ligament injury and he’ll be out. Ben has started doing some individual training.”

Matt Doherty or Serge Aurier will fill in a right-back. Mason could also give Bale a start, in what is likely to be his final game in his second spell with the club.

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