Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has signalled his intention to remain in the Premier League rather than consider a move abroad during a call with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

The 29-year-old received a congratulatory call from Sunak after he became England’s all-time record goalscorer when he netted against Italy earlier this week to take him one clear of Wayne Rooney with 54 goals for the Three Lions.

Kane had last month also secured his place in the Tottenham record books when he overtook Jimmy Greaves as the club’s most prolific goalscorer and had indicated that he wishes to remain in England as he looks to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League tally.

When asked by Sunak about the record, he said (Sky Sports):  “Yeah it’s definitely there. I’m getting closer, so it’s for sure something I want to achieve. But I try not to look too far ahead in football.

“A lot can change in a short period of time, but I’m feeling fit – I’m 29 – so hopefully got plenty of years left. For sure, it’d be something I’d love to do.”

Shearer racked up 208 Premier League goals during his time at Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, while Kane is currently in third place with 204 and needs five more to move ahead of Rooney in second place.

Shearer’s remarkable 260-goal haul, set in 2006, has been unrivalled since his retirement and Kane, who is still yet to hit 30 has the best opportunity of any player to knock the former England international off the summit.

Kane has just over a year left on his current contract in north London and his future at the club has been the subject of speculation after Tottenham failed to end their fifteen-year wait to win a competitive trophy this season.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is said to have made the England international his top strike target this summer (Manchester Evening News), while Kane had also attracted attention from Bayern Munich prior to Julian Nagelsmann’s sacking (Todofichajes).

Harry Kane

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SpursWeb Opinion

Tottenham fans will be expecting Daniel Levy to move heaven and earth to keep Harry Kane at the club and not look to strengthen a Premier League rival, which has been the case in the past with the likes of Teddy Sheringham, Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov having all headed to Old Trafford.

If Kane is to leave, a switch to United seems like the most realistic option and many Tottenham fans would find it hard to begrudge him a move in a quest to win silverware with the north Londoners looking set to have to embark on the start of yet another ‘project’ with the expected departure of current head coach Antonio Conte.

Replacing Kane will be impossible for Tottenham and the prospect of keeping him until his contract expires also has to be a strong consideration for the board.

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