Arsenal legend suggests Mourinho helped stop Spurs star from potentially leaving

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Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright has claimed that Jose Mourinho has played a pivotal role in keeping Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur.

Kane admitted during an Instagram live interview with Jamie Redknapp in March that he could reconsider his future in North London if the club fails to continue to progress on the pitch (Evening Standard).

The England international was linked with a switch to Manchester United during the summer with The Mail claiming that Daniel Levy was prepared to sanction his sale to Manchester United for a fee of £200million.

Kane has been in remarkable form for Tottenham this season, showing another dimension to his game with his pin-point accurate passing which has seen the likes of Heung-min Son benefit in front of goal.

Wright believes that the arrival of a calibre of manager such as Mourinho certainly helped to keep Kane at the club and the striker could now also have the belief that he could win his first piece of silverware under the Portuguese.

“Harry Kane is playing at Spurs. Remember Alan Shearer has won his Premier League and he made that choice [to stay at Newcastle],” Wright told the Wrighty’s House podcast.

“Kane is in that same place where if Jose Mourinho doesn’t go to Spurs, and it’s another manager of not that stature for him, then I feel that would have been a problem for him.

“But I think that he now recognises that under that manager things could very well change in respect of Spurs getting something or winning something.”

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