Harry Kane ticks all the boxes as a potential transfer target for any number of Premier League clubs — he’s young, he’s English and he scored 31 goals in all competitions last season — except one: the 21-year-old Tottenham Hotspur academy product has no desire to leave for “greener pastures” this summer, or anytime soon.
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Just last week, Manchester United were said to be after Kane, though we all knew that an actual bid — let alone Spurs accepting and Kane agreeing to leave Tottenham for anywhere else — was quite unlikely.
On Thursday, following England’s 1-0 loss to Portugal in the first game of the U-21 European Championship in the Czech Republic, Kane confirmed what many already knew, and Spurs fans across the globe exhaled loudly.
Kane, on his future and Tottenham’s standing, from the BBC:
“I am happy at Spurs and I look forward to the future with Spurs. I have seen there is interest but that’s all I know. It is flattering for other clubs to maybe be interested.”
“Tottenham are one of the big clubs. That is the way people have to see it. I am at a big club.”
Kane was never, ever, ever, ever going to leave White Hart Lane this summer, and we all knew/know it. I know it, you know it, everyone who doesn’t work for a UK newspaper knows it (even the people working for the papers know it, but they’ve got papers to sell).
Therefore, this shall be the final mention of the words of phrases “Harry Kane,” “transfer” and “[insert random club here]” for the rest of the summer of 2015. One of Tottenham’s own will remain as such when Aug. 8 rolls around and Spurs visit Old Trafford on the opening day of the season.