Tottenham could be set to lose Harry Kane to Manchester City with the striker determined to find a new club at the end of the season, according to reports. The 28-year-old has carried the attacking charge at Spurs for a number of years, establishing himself as one of the best forwards on the planet in the process.
This season alone, he has provided 29 goals and assists in just 25 league appearances, having a hand in 63 per cent of his side’s total return.
Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move for Kane since the January transfer window with the future of Sergio Aguero still up in the air.
The prolific Argentine is out on contract at the end of the season and has been tipped to join Barcelona, with recent reports claiming that negotiations are already underway between the two parties.
This would leave City needing a world-class replacement for arguably the greatest player to ever turn out for the club.
Their answer could be set to arrive in the form of Kane, who is ‘committed to leaving’ Spurs at the end of the season according to Spanish newspaper Sport.
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The report also claims that Pep Guardiola’s side are taking a close look at the England star ahead of a potential approach for his services.
However, the soon-to-be Premier League champions have other irons in the fire, with Borussia Dortmund talisman Erling Haaland another top target.
It is said that the 20-year-old is the preferred candidate but a move for Kane has not been ruled out.
The likelihood is that Spurs would not be tempted into selling unless a monumental bid is tabled, given the importance of Kane to Jose Mourinho’s plans.
As a result, it remains to be seen whether Daniel Levy would allow the striker to move on if his preference is to chase success with another club.
Kane claimed in 2017 that he would be unhappy if he was still trophyless in three years’ time, a deadline that has already expired.
Spurs came close to claiming a maiden Champions League title in 2019 but were beaten at the final hurdle by seven-time winners Liverpool.
“I just want to win, I want to win trophies,” Kane told Thierry Henry in an interview for Sky Sports.
“I don’t think there is a day that goes past when I don’t think I want to win something. I want to win the Premier League, I want to win the Champions League, I want to win the FA Cup.
“In three years’ time if I haven’t won a few trophies by then I think it would be disappointing. In three years’ time when you walk in the training ground there’s got to be a wall saying Premier League winners or FA Cup winners or European Cup winners.”
He currently stands at ninth on the list of all-time Premier League top scorers, needing just four more to leapfrog Jermain Defoe into eighth place.
The forward’s departure would undoubtedly be a huge blow for Spurs, with the club certain to be in desperate need of a suitable replacement in order to stand any chance of fighting for domestic and European titles.