Harry Kane’s Tone Changes In Transfer Comments

Kane's Tone Changes Transfer Comments

Manchester United have hopes of landing Harry Kane in a sensational transfer as Real Madrid and Juventus have also been linked after recent comments from the 26-year-old over his Tottenham future.

Kane was non-committal as he declared his desire to win trophies and stated he will not stay at Spurs “for the sake of it”, prompting increased speculation over an exit.

And the changing tone of Kane's comments in recent years certainly suggests United are right to hold hopes he could decide to depart north London in the near future.

Speaking shortly before signing a new deal in November 2016, the England striker discussed the bright future of the club and their young side under Mauricio Pochettino.

He declared: “We’ve got a great young team, new training ground, new stadium being built, great young manager.

“The future is very bright. It’s important that we keep hold of all our players and keep building on this great team that we have.”

But he added a crucial side note, stating: “For us, now it’s to start winning trophies and competitions – that’s the next step.”

Nearly four years on from those comments, a lot has changed.

Spurs are still yet to win a major trophy, something which has clearly irked Kane.

Since losing out in the Champions League final last season, they have seemingly gone backwards and could miss out on the Champions League altogether for next season.

Clearly, their journey to be “one of the top clubs” has veered off course.

And Kane's recognition of that was evident with the different tone of his recent comments.

Kane himself appeared unconvinced by whether the goals he outlined four years ago are going to be met, saying:  “I've got another 10 years to play, hopefully a lot to give, hopefully, a few trophies as well.

“If I don't feel we're progressing as a team or going in the right direction I'm not one to stay there for the sake of it.

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“I'm ambitious and want to improve and be a top, top player. It's not a definite I'm going to stay here forever but it's not a no either.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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