Gary Mabbutt has exclusively told Football FanCast that he remains confident that Harry Kane will still be a Tottenham player next season.
Having come through the ranks in north London, the England captain has been one of Spurs’ best players in the modern era, and already sits second on their all-time top goalscoring list behind the great Jimmy Greaves.
However, Kane has constantly reiterated his desire to win trophies, something he’s been able to do at Tottenham, falling short in the FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League in recent years.
That could soon change when Spurs meet Manchester City in next month’s Carabao Cup final, but following their recent Europa League exit, strong reports have circulated that Kane wants to leave the north London outfit this summer.
Despite those claims, former Tottenham captain Mabbutt isn’t concerned about Kane’s future.
He told Football FanCast:
“All Spurs fans have been concerned for the last four of five years, and all Spurs fans have been reading the same things five years ago as they are today. And lo and behold, Harry Kane is still a Spurs player today.
“Harry is a great lad. He’s got a good family around him, strong support. Yes, there comes a time where by as a player you have to make decisions.
“But he’s with a group of players that I can believe win things. The manager is a proven winner. Until I read that a manager or a player has left the club, I take it for what most of it normally is – gossip mongering.
“If we come top-four and win a trophy then that may make a difference, but at the end of a player’s career, winning trophies and being a winner is what you want to be – you want to be the best.”
Winning the League Cup and piping either Chelsea or Leicester in the top-four race would surely be enough for Kane to hang around, but another trophyless season outside of the Champions League could have serious consequences for Spurs.