Tottenham star warns of ‘damaging’ impact of exit talk as decision date set

Date published: Sunday 28th March 2021 9:37 - Samuel Bannister

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Harry Kane has revealed that he will not make a decision about his future at Tottenham until after Euro 2020 this summer.

Kane has spent his entire professional career with Spurs, except for a few loan spells earlier in his career. Currently their second top scorer of all time, it would be a major blow if Tottenham were to lose the England captain. But his future is in doubt.

The striker revealed last year that he would not just stay with Tottenham for the sake of it. He wanted to see them matching his ambition and fighting for trophies.

Their elimination from the Europa League after a shock comeback by Dinamo Zagreb has raised questions of their credentials. The Carabao Cup is their only possible route to success this season.

Whether they win that final or not, Kane’s future will still be up for grabs. A recent report suggested that Real Madrid think he could be easier to acquire than Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland.

The Spanish giants are not his only potential suitors, though. Other sources have suggested he is on Manchester City’s wish-list as they look ahead to life after Sergio Aguero.

Now, Kane has confirmed he will not make a decision on his future until England’s campaign at Euro 2020 ends. That could be as late as July 12th if England reach the final.

“I think that’s a hard question to answer right now,” Kane told The Telegraph of the transfer speculation.

“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.”


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Kane considering exit

Behind the scenes, it has been claimed that a departure from Tottenham is very much on Kane’s mind – even if he won’t say so in public.

“Yeah, I speak to a lot of people in football and the consensus is that he would like to leave Tottenham but he can’t say that publicly,” The Athletic journalist David Ornstein told Sky Sports recently.

“He’s very committed while he’s at the club but he wants to go and win trophies; he’s said that publicly, he’s made it incredibly clear that he wants to win multiple trophies, the biggest trophies in football.

“It doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to do that at Tottenham. So I think he would be open to a transfer.”

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