Former Premier League striker and Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison believes Tottenham Hotspur must secure a Champions League spot in order to keep top striker Harry Kane this summer.
Manchester United are lurking in the background with Kane yet to commit his long-term future to Tottenham, although according to The Mirror the England captain was not very impressed by the news that Erik ten Hag had beaten Mauricio Pochettino to the managerial job at Old Trafford.
While it is noted that Kane is enjoying his football again under Antonio Conte, Champions League football is crucial in their bid to keep him at the club, after fending off interest from Manchester City a year ago.
But United won’t get top four if Tottenham finish fourth, and Morrison believes Conte’s side have finally hit form.
“If Tottenham do finish in that top four, they have more chance of keeping Harry Kane for next season,” Morrison told Sky Sports.
🗣 "If Tottenham do finish in that top 4, they have more chance of keeping Harry Kane for next season."
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Tottenham are currently playing Brighton in Saturday’s early kick-off. A win for the London side would prove to be another blow in United’s bid for a top four finish.
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It wouldn’t be the end of the world.
United could then turn their attention to a younger Darwin Nunez, who has been sensational for Benfica this season.
Kane is back at his best but he will cost a lot of money for a player with a dodgy track record when it comes to ankle injuries.