BEVERLY HILLS, April 30, (THEWILL) – The rumours of a possible movement of Tottenham Hotspur’s most reliable and consistent English striker, Harry Kane, from his London club to another London side had taken a life of its own by Friday. It reached the ears of Ryan Mason, the new Spurs interim manager, when he was asked about his striker’s future in the north London outfit.
The youthful manager, not wanting to get drawn into debating that subject, directly said he had no intentions of speaking to Kane about speculation linking the striker away from the side. As far as Mason was concerned, everything he had seen so far, even before his temporal position as manager, proved Kane loved the club.
Yet, the facts stare the 27-year-old striker in the face. His glowing statistics in the Spurs shirt nonetheless, Kane has yet to win a single piece of silverware in his career with the side. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, he can scarcely boast of a title or trophy this rating has brought him.
There are a couple of runners-up stories to his name but that is scant consolation for his prodigy. Again, this season, another opportunity came and went begging in the Carabao Cup final played last Sunday against Manchester City.
A victory for Spurs could have finally broken the curse of zero silverware, but as it happened, City triumphed for the fourth straight EFL trophy giving Kane another almost-won medal to place next to the similar one he got from the 2019 UEFA Champions League, where they also lost the final to another English side, Liverpool.
Kane, like every dedicated sportsman, have never been reserved about his desire to win trophies but he has remained loyal to Spurs as his career continued to flourish. Now, many believe that he will seek to leave while he still has some action left in his years, to a club that can guarantee him some silverware as he does his part to contribute to that happening.
That was why interim manager Mason was asked of Kane’s prospects but the manager denied that there had been any talk regarding the player’s future at the club. His words were straightforward: “Harry is a constant professional. There hasn’t been and there won’t be any conversations between me and him regarding anything apart from the training day or the match ahead.
“He’s one of the most professional guys I’ve ever met. He’s been training excellent this week, he’ll train excellent tomorrow and he’ll be ready for the weekend.
“Harry Kane loves this football club, that’s been proven over the last seven or eight years. He’s one of the best strikers in the world, everyone knows that, we know that and I’d like to think Harry knows that as well.”
In their next game of the EPL on Sunday, Mason’s Spurs are home to Sheffield United, who have unfortunately been relegated to the Championship while Spurs continue their losing fight for a place in next season’s Champions League. As tough as, currently, for Spurs to leapfrog Chelsea to fourth place with just five games remaining, Mason reserves the hope that they can pull it off.
The coach believes that must be the focus rather than the distracting talks about Kane’s future: “The most important thing right now is this weekend, we can’t disrespect any opponent, we can’t invest energy in anything else. That’s all I have to say on the matter.”