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‘I Never Said I’d Stay At Spurs’: Harry Kane Puts Pressure On Daniel Levy Over Exit

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‘I Never Said I’d Stay At Spurs’: Harry Kane Puts Pressure On Daniel Levy Over Exit

Harry Kane has opened up on his desire to leave Tottenham this summer in a candid interview with Gary Neville where he spoke about his relationship with chairman Daniel Levy.

The 27-year-old has reportedly told Spurs that he wants to leave the club this summer - with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea among the interested parties - and the England captain spoke to his former international coach last week about a career crossroads.

"There's definitely a conversion to be had with the club. I want to be playing in the biggest games, the biggest moments," Kane explained on SkyBet's The Overlap show.

"This season I'm watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing - and they're the games I want to be involved in. So it's a moment in my career where I have to reflect and see where I'm at and have a good, honest conversation and I hope we can have that conversation."

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While praising the great relationship he's always had with Levy, Kane did say that "ultimately it's going to be down to me and how I feel," adding that he never promised to stay at Spurs for his whole career.

"I'm sure that [Daniel Levy] will want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it's going to be down to me and how I feel and what's going to be the best for me and my career this moment in time," said Kane.

The Tottenham No 10 added: "I mean, he might want to sell me! 'He might be thinking, 'If I could get £100 million for you, then why not?' Do you know what I mean? I'm not going to be worth that for the next two or three years.

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"I hope we have a good enough relationship. I've given the club... well, I've been there 16 years of my life. So, I hope that we can have a good honest conversation and see where we are at in that aspect."

Kane has been in exceptional form this season, registering 32 goals and 16 assists in all competitions. But Tottenham have struggled and will finish outside the Champions League places for a second successive season.

"I don't want to have come to the end of my career and have any regrets," said Kane. "So, I want to be the best that I can be. I've said before, I'd never say that I'd stay at Spurs for the rest of my career. I'd never say that I would leave Spurs.

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"I'm at that stage where people might say, 'Oh he's desperate for trophies.'

"But I still feel like I've still got almost another career to play. I've got another seven or eight years to play. So I'm not rushing anything. I'm not desperate to do anything. I feel like for sure I've got so much more to give. I feel like I can be even better than what I've been. I can produce better numbers than what I'm producing at the moment.

"I'm not afraid to say that I want to be the best. I'm not afraid to say I want to try to get on the level that Ronaldo and Messi got to. You know, that's my ultimate goal.

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"That's my aim, to be winning trophies season in, season out. Scoring 50, 60, 70 goals season in, season out. That's the standard I want to set myself."

Featured image credit: SkyBet

Topics: Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Gary Neville, Harry Kane

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