Lucas Moura has urged the Tottenham hierarchy to do all they can to hold on to Harry Kane, admitting that his influence on the club cannot be overstated.
However, this was contradicted by David Ornstein who told Sky Sports a couple of days ago that there is no indication from Kane’s camp that he is going to force a move this summer.
The journalist also added that he expects Daniel Levy to keep the England captain at the club even if he does not sign a new deal this summer in the hope that he could be convinced to do so next season.
Moura has now lavished praise on Kane, insisting that he is someone who sets a big example on and off the pitch for everyone in N17.
When asked how important it is for the club to keep the 29-year-old, the exiting winger told Football.London: “It’s very important for the club to keep him.
“The most important part in this process over the past 10 years, how the club changed its level, I think it’s because of Harry Kane.
“He was very, very important. To keep him is the key point. I hope he can stay to help the team next season and to win a title.
“I will be supporting him. He is a special player, an amazing player and an amazing teammate. A big example for everyone.
“One of the best that I’ve played with. One of the best in England. He’s very, very important for Tottenham and the national team.
“For me, it was a pleasure. I hope he can stay in this level and I will be supporting him for the rest of my career.”
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While Tottenham would be missing out on a substantial transfer fee if Kane leaves next summer, the club would also consider the fact that they would be far less attractive as a destination for potential transfer targets and managerial candidates if they decide to cash in on the England captain this summer.
That is why I expect Daniel Levy to gamble and hold on to the 29-year-old, even though I do not think the centre-forward would be prepared to put pen to paper on a new deal this summer.
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