Mauricio Pochettino: Only Harry Kane Can Give Assurances About His Tottenham Future


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Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that only Harry Kane could give guarantees about his long-term future at Tottenham.

Kane has just clocked up 100 Premier League goals for his boyhood club but says he would swap the next century for the feeling of lifting the league title at Spurs’ new stadium, which they are due to occupy from the start of next season.

The striker signed a new contract, now worth around £120,000 a week until 2022, in December 2016 and insists he is happy at Spurs but former England team-mate Wayne Rooney said on Monday that Kane would eventually reassess his future if Spurs do not start winning the big prizes.

Pochettino did not hear Rooney’s remarks on Sky Sports’ ‘Monday Night Football’ and did not comment on them directly but said: “That [about his long-term future] is a question for him (Kane), not me. Of course, he wants to score goals and win titles but I cannot say anything more about this.

“He is so happy here and he loves Tottenham but this is a personal question, regarding what he thinks and how he feels. I cannot answer for him.”

Kane is admired by Real Madrid but will almost certainly be offered yet another new deal by Spurs, given his exploits this season.

He leads the Premier League scoring charts with 22 goals and if he remains in top spot come the end of May, it would be his third successive Golden Boot.

Speaking to the Players Tribune website, Kane said: “For a long time my motivation was simply to close my eyes and picture myself scoring against Arsenal in the Premier League.

“But now, my motivation is a bit different. Now, I close my eyes and I picture myself lifting the Premier League trophy at our new stadium with my mates. I’d trade the next 100 goals for that feeling.”

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