Kane: "I want to be playing in the biggest games"
The Tottenham striker had this chat with Gary Neville and discussed his possible departure from Spurs and what the club could get for him.
Harry Kane is set to become one of the big-name signings this summer. The English striker has had another great season, top scorer and top assister in the Premier League. Tottenham, however, have had a poor season as a whole, seventh in the Premier league with one game to go and eliminated from the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb. Kane has told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.
Top Premier League clubs linked with Kane
As soon as the news broke, Kane's name began to be linked with the big clubs in England, such as Manchester City and Chelsea, but also with a possible reunion with Pochettino at PSG. The player had a chat with former player and pundit Gary Neville on the latter's new Sky Bet show The Overlap, in which they discussed his future while playing golf. Kane couldn't have been clearer.
Long career ahead for Kane
At 27 Kane is convinced he has "seven or eight years left", and feels he has "still got a career left to play".
The Tottenham captain is not afraid to compare himself to Cristiano or Messi and in fact confesses that he wants to reach their level.
"I feel like I can be even better, produce better numbers than I'm producing at the moment. I'm not afraid to say I want to be the best, to try to get on the level [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi got to. That's my aim: winning trophies, scoring 50, 60, 70 goals season in, season out. That's the standard I want to set myself."
Talks to be held with Spurs
After agreeing he had reached a "crossroads" in his career, Kane told former Manchester United defender Neville: "I think there's definitely a conversation to be had with the club. I want to be playing in the biggest games, biggest moments.
"This season, I'm watching the Champions League, the English teams in there doing amazing and they're the games I want to be involved in.
"It's a moment in my career where I have to reflect and see where I'm at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman. I hope we can have that conversation.
"I'm sure he'll want to set out the plan of where he sees it but, ultimately, it's going to be down to me, how I feel and what's going to be the best for me in my career.
"He's always rewarded me with contracts. He's been fair with me, never just held me to a contract, so we've always had a good relationship.
"I don't know how that conversation is going to go, to be honest. He might want to sell me! He might be thinking, 'If I get 100million for you, why not?'. I'm not going to be worth that for the next two, three years.
Premier League runners-up
Kane has lost three finals with Spurs, who were Premier League runners-up in 2016-17, but he has yet to win a trophy with the club he joined back in 2004.
While he admits "it's hard to hear" suggestions Spurs too often lose their nerve in big games, Kane does not wish to look back on a career of near misses.
"We've been so close and things could've been a lot different, but I understand we haven't got over the line as a club," he said. "We haven't won things, we haven't been dominant when you could say we've had the best team we've had for a very long time.
"When you hear stuff about your club, it's never easy. I know what it's like working day in, day out with the players, working hard in training, in the gym to try and win trophies. It hasn't happened but it doesn't mean we're not working as hard as everyone else.
"There have been some amazing moments, some amazing years for the club, so there are some positives there, but my profession is about winning. I want to win.
"I don't want to come to the end of my career and have regrets. I want to be the best I can be. I'd never say I'd stay at Spurs for the rest of my career; I'd never say I'd leave Spurs.
"People might look at it and say, 'He's desperate for trophies'. I still feel I've got almost another career to play. I'm not rushing anything; I'm not desperate to do anything."