Tottenham have no intention of selling Harry Kane this summer after he dropped the bombshell that he is prepared to quit if the team do not progress, Football Insider understands.
The England international, 26, revealed in an interview with Jamie Redknapp on Instagram on Sunday afternoon that he is “ambitious” and will not remain at Spurs “just for the sake of it”.
Kane’s verdict has put the fear in many Tottenham fans fearful of losing their talismanic goal machine but a club source has told Football Insider that the board and chairman Daniel Levy are not looking to cash in on him either in the next transfer window or any time soon.
The England international signed a six-year contract in June 2018 worth up to £200,000-a-week and that runs until 2024.
Spurs chiefs intend to hold him to his deal and are intent on giving him the platform to achieve his trophy ambitions in north London.
Kane is privately valued by the club at more than £200million but they do not anticipate him trying to push for a move this summer, or have a realistic chance of securing one.
The uncertainty in football caused by the coronavirus pandemic is expected to have a major effect on the transfer budgets of even the elite clubs over the coming windows.
Levy’s reputation in negotiating will also put off potential suitors, not least Man United, who have looked to steer clear of dealing with him in recent years.
Kane, who turns 27 in July, has gone further than ever before in suggesting that leaving Tottenham in the near future is a strong possibility.
“It’s one of those things, I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no. I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs. But it’s one of those things – I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it,” he told Redknapp.
“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, I want to get better, I want to become one of the top, top players.
“It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever – but it’s not a no either.”
Kane has been sidelined since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring on New Year’s Day.
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