Harry Kane has refused to commit his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur, leaving the door ajar for a possible exit from the North London club.
The striker revealed he would consider leaving the club if they could not match his ambitions of becoming one of the elite stars in world football.
Kane is still yet to win silverware despite being the talisman at Spurs over a number of years, and there is a serious possibility he could leave if he defines his success by trophies.
The England captain took part in an Instagram Q and A with Jamie Redknapp and was asked about his future at Spurs.
“I get asked this question a lot, it’s one of them things, I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no,” he said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs, but it’s one of them things I’ve always said if I don’t feel like we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I’m not someone to stay there just for the sake of it.
“I’m an ambitious player. I want to become a top, top player, so it all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So, it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever but it’s not a no either.”
Kane’s admission will certainly be of interest to Manchester United.
United are one of few clubs who have the financial means to be able to sign the goalscorer, but we would be surprised if Daniel Levy let his star man go for anything below £150m.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer requires a prolific scorer to be the long-term replacement for Romelu Lukaku, and Kane is the ready made option entering his prime.
He has scored 136 Premier League goals in under 200 Spurs appearances and has a real opportunity to get close to Alan Shearer’s record of 260.
While United are not yet reaching the heights Kane is aspiring to, we are seeing signs of progression under Solskjaer and the 26-year-old could be the catalyst in the Old Trafford rebuild.
"I'm not someone to just stay there for the sake of it" 👀😭
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— Tottenham News (@Spurs_fl) March 29, 2020
Harry Kane has seemingly hinted at an exit from Spurs if he doesn't feel like they're heading in the right direction 😲
— StretfordPaddock (@StretfordPaddck) March 29, 2020
Harry Kane will 100% leave Spurs in the next 2 years imo.
Realistically, if he goes to another Premier League side then I would think only United and City can afford him.
United should try and get him this summer as well as Jadon Sancho.
We’d be unstoppable!!!
— Thomas 🔰 (@mufc_cappa) March 29, 2020
Rashford Kane Sancho
— Soban Shaikh 🇾🇪 (@soban_shaikh) March 29, 2020
Harry Kane is my dream United signing. Love the man. Get him at my club at all costs.
— Jamie Abbott (@Jamie_A_MUFC) March 29, 2020
Kane, Sancho and Grealish in the next window you say?
— 🇾🇪 (@GNevMUFC2) March 29, 2020
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