Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about Harry Kane’s Tottenham Hotspur future.
While he was talking about potential destinations for Kane, Castles revealed that Jose Mourinho had played a major part in keeping the 27-year-old at Spurs last summer.
Even though Mourinho’s relationship with several Tottenham players broke down, he maintained a strong relationship with Kane, and under Mourinho, Kane scored 45 goals and provided 18 assists in just 62 games.
So, it is no real surprise to hear that he played a role in keeping Kane at Tottenham.
Castles said: “Remember clubs were trying to sign him last summer, and Mourinho played quite an active role in persuading Kane to stay for another season last summer.
“If you get in a situation where Kane decides to be aggressive about it, and the money’s on the table to make that big overhaul of the squad, which is clearly needed, then it’s going to be an interesting decision for Daniel Levy to make.
“Tottenham are briefing he’s not for sale, they have no intention of letting him go, and they certainly don’t want him to go to an English club.”
Do you think that Mourinho could have kept Kane at Spurs?
No, he wants to leave no matter what
Yes, he could have kept him
TIF Thoughts on Kane and Mourinho…
Clearly, it appears as though Kane has now had enough of Spurs, and to be fair to him, he has given Tottenham plenty of warning about his ambitions, but with no Champions League football next season, we can understand why Kane wants to leave.
It will be interesting to see what happens to Kane in the summer, but we can’t imagine that Spurs are going to give in without a fight.