Comments made by Tottenham striker Harry Kane about footballers’ wages in 2017 have come back to bite after it emerged the striker is looking to leave the north London club in the summer.
Rumours over the 27-year-old’s future have been swirling for some time, and it became clear on Monday that Kane has finally told Spurs he wants to move on.
Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy doesn’t want to lose Kane, but he may now have to listen to offers from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
If Kane does end up leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it’s highly likely he’ll receive a significant pay rise, drawing attention to comments the England star made over his future in 2017.
Speaking about his future four years ago, Kane said: “Football for me isn’t about money. I’m at Tottenham because I love this club and I see it going in the right direction.
“I feel we are one of the best teams in England and Europe, so I’m excited for the future ahead.
“Everyone knows I’m a Spurs fan and that’s where I want to be for the foreseeable future. I have a great relationship with the manager and the fans.
“At the end of the season I expect us to be up there fighting for that title again and hopefully we can turn some of our ambition into wins.”
Kane, whose Spurs contract doesn’t run out until 2024, has been increasingly vocal about his desire to move on from the north London club.
Talking after the London Football Awards last month, he said: “When I look back at the end of my career, these are all the things I'll go over and take in a little bit more, but the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies.
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“As much as this is great, I want to be winning the biggest team prizes. We're not quite doing that. It's bittersweet, but it is what it is. I'm proud to win [Premier League Player of the Year], it's been a good season on the pitch.”
Any team looking to buy the forward would need to stump up a mountain of cash, with Kane set to command a figure in the region of £90m.
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