Tottenham striker Harry Kane has delivered a hammer blow to Manchester United’s hopes of signing him by insisting that he hopes to stay at White Heart Lane to become a club legend, the Daily Star reports.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a stunning breakthrough season last term by helping Spurs clock up a fifth-place finish by chalking up 21 goals in the Premier League (31 in all competitions).
He followed that up by taking just 79 seconds to score his first England goal in his debut against Lithuania back in March (via Daily Star).
The Star states that his form caught United’s eye, who wanted to test Tottenham’s resolve by lining up a £45m bid for his services.
United Chief Executive Ed Woodward reportedly travelled to London back in May to meet his Tottenham counterpart Daniel Levy to discuss a potential deal (via The Guardian) but was told in no uncertain terms that the England international was not for sale.
And now Kane has decided to speak up on the speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford, by claiming that he has no intention to move on and wants to stay in North London to follow in the footsteps of some of the club’s former legends.
“I’m happy at Tottenham which is a great club heading in the right direction,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“I’m excited and the season has started now, which is great, so I just want to get the games going, get into that rhythm and start scoring goals.
“I want to become a club legend. You are always going to face pressure in football.
“But I’m very strong-minded and I know what I want to achieve and taking that number 10 shirt was just another part of that.”
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