Michael Owen believes member of Mourinho’s squad will be ‘a Tottenham player for life’

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Former England striker Michael Owen has claimed that he cannot see any club buying Harry Kane from Tottenham and backed the striker to stay put at the club for the remainder of his career.

Kane is already Tottenham’s top scorer in the Premier League era and is on course to break Jimmy Greaves’ all-time record tally of 266 goals.

Jose Mourinho has claimed that it is only a matter of time before the Spurs striker breaks the record due to the fact that he still has plenty of years left at the top (Sky Sports).

The only thing that could seemingly stop Kane from reaching the target would be if he decided to leave Tottenham for a fresh challenge.

The England captain is regularly linked with a move away from North London and things were no different in the previous transfer window, with Manchester United at one point being backed to make a £200million offer (Daily Mail).

However, Owen has claimed that he cannot see any club spending over £100million on a player like Kane, 27, since most teams would prefer to spend that amount on players who are relatively younger.

Owen told talkSPORT: “Of course he’s capable [of a move] but I can’t really see it.

“To buy him, and with all due respect and I’m a huge Harry Kane fan, the economics of it mean we’re talking massive, massive money. Over £100million.

“Would you go and buy Harry Kane for that type of money when he’s in the actual absolute prime of his career?

“Most clubs now are looking to spend £100m on 19, 20, 21-year-olds where you’re going to get longevity and value.

“Don’t get me wrong, there might be teams that are desperate for a striker and just think, ‘Right, sod it, they’re here and now, let’s just go and try and win something’.

“That desperation might come to the fore. But realistically, I would say he’s a Tottenham player for life.”

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