Harry Kane has said he wants to stay in the Premier League and has encouraged interest from Manchester City by naming “striker’s dream” Kevin De Bruyne as the player he would most like to play in front of.
City are thought to be at the front of the queue if Kane leaves Tottenham this summer, with the England captain having said he wants to have “a conversation” with the club about his future and insisted he will decide his fate, not Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Kane, who is 28 in July, has three years remaining on his Spurs contract but has formally asked to leave his boyhood club, and believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with Levy to allow him to go for the right offer in the off-season.
City are among the few clubs with the resources to test Spurs’ resolve not to sell and can offer Kane a shot at the team trophies he craves.
Asked by Gary Neville on The Overlap YouTube channel, the full episode of which was released today, which player in the world would help him to score more goals, Kane said: “Oh, Kevin De Bruyne for sure.
“When I watch De Bruyne play, he’s a special, special player and some of the balls I see him put in for City are just a striker’s dream if I’m honest. He’s outstanding, an outstanding player with the ball, off the ball, pressing. But his delivery is as good as I’ve ever seen.”
Levy would prefer to sanction a transfer overseas rather than strengthen a Premier League rival but Kane also said he is not interested in moving abroad “in the near future”.
If Levy refuses to allow Kane to join another English club, the forward’s desire to overhaul Alan Shearer as the Premier League’s all-time top scorer is one reason he could be persuaded to stay at Spurs.