Spanish journalist, Guillem Balague, has asserted that Harry Kane has always wanted to test himself away from Tottenham.
The speculation over Kane’s future has gone into overdrive over the past few weeks. The Spurs star has been linked with moves to Manchester United (Daily Mail), Real Madrid (Diario Madridista), Juventus (Tuttosport), and PSG (AS).
This comes despite the striker’s admission last month that he might consider quitting Spurs if the team isn’t moving in the right direction.
Balague wasn’t all that surprised by Kane’s admission as he insisted that the England captain has always had a desire to prove himself away from his boyhood club in order to compete for major honours.
While the Spaniard ruled out the possibility of the striker leaving North London this summer, he suggested that striker could be on his way out in a year’s time.
He also claimed that the 26-year-old would prefer to move abroad and that Manchester United have a lot of convincing to do if they wish to bring Kane to Old Trafford.
Speaking on his official Youtube channel, Balague said: “I don’t think [Kane will leave] in the next 12 months. Well, the next 12 months would mean not this summer, the summer after. The summer after we’ll have to see.
“It makes sense for Harry Kane to actually move after the end of next season because he has always wanted to do that. He has always wanted to challenge himself that way.
“I think Spurs have reached the limit that they won’t be able to surpass for a while. So for Kane, he needs to go to the next step, but I just think the point is he wants to leave, maybe to challenge abroad, be it Juventus or Real Madrid.
“I think Manchester United may be in a position to convince him and then he will have to decide because being abroad is very demanding, it could affect your confidence, it doesn’t always work.
“While being at Manchester United, if they have reached the heights we expect them to get to in the next couple of years, he will be helping with that.
“All these are speculation, he is not in the list for Real Madrid, not for Juventus, not for Barcelona, not for everybody right now. It makes sense for him to leave next summer.”
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It is possible that Balague has some inside information regarding Kane given his close relationship with Pochettino. Kane certainly doesn’t seem like the kind of character to push for a move if Spurs are competing for top honours. In fact, I am confident that the 26-year-old would rather win one or two major trophies with Spurs rather than four or five with Real Madrid.
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