Harry Kane shares two reasons why Tottenham key man will snub China offers
By Will Butcher
Harry Kane believes Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Tottenham even if he becomes the subject of interest from the Chinese Super League.
The Spurs talisman is convinced manager Pochettino will snub the cash-rich league due to the club’s bright future, most notably the young squad he is overseeing and the imminent new stadium.
The likes of Andre Villas-Boas, Gus Poyet and Luiz Felipe Scolari all ply their trade in China, which continues to tempt some big names from the Premier League past and present.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Tottenham’s 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday, Kane said his manager would remain in charge of the north London club even if offers came from China.
“People are going to speculate about that but you can see how good a shape the club is in,” Kane said. “We’ve got one of the best managers in the world, if not the best.
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“I’m pretty sure he’d stay (if a Chinese Super League club came in for Pochettino), he’s started a project here, we’ve got the stadium coming, so the future is very bright.”
Former Saints boss, Pochettino, has a contract with Tottenham until the summer of 2021, as he continues to rival the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal for the Premier League title.
The Daily Star claimed earlier this month that the former Southampton manager has been touted to be the next Barcelona manager, to replace current boss Luis Enrique.
But Kane believes that factors such as Spurs’ new 61,000 capacity stadium will see Pochettino remain in London, even if offers came in for the former centre-back.
Kane was in fine form on Saturday as he netted a wonderful hat-trick to sink Tony Pulis’ in-form West Brom side, with Gareth McAuley also netting an own goal in the 4-0.
The win sees Spurs remain in second place and seven points behind league leaders Chelsea after Antonio Conte’s men won 3-0 away at Premier League champions Leicester City.
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