Former Tottenham Hotspur hero Gary Mabbutt has told Football FanCast that there is nothing to be worried about in Harry Kane’s interview in which he seemed to hint at a move away from the club this summer.
The England captain spoke to the Daily Telegraph before the Three Lions’ clash with Albania at the weekend.
He said that he would wait until the summer before seeing about his future, telling the newspaper that he was “fully focused” on his duties at both club and international level, but that “we’ll see where we go from there” at the end of the summer.
That led to various panicked Spurs fans sharing the article on Twitter, worrying that Kane was set to leave the club in the forthcoming transfer window.
He has been in electric form this season and has scored 27 goals and provided 16 assists in all competitions for Spurs; he also scored the opener in England’s 2-0 win over Albania at the weekend.
And Mabbutt maintains that he has no problem with what Kane said, insisting that he simply played the questions with a straight bat, as is to be expected by a player of his profile.
He told FFC: “I thought he handled the press conference in the best manner he possibly could. You’re going to be talking about the upcoming games as captain of your country.
“Certainly for Spurs as well, every time you’re being interviewed, everybody just wants to ask you about what’s going to be happening with your future. And I thought he made it very clear.
“Absolutely no concern whatsoever for me. As a player, I thought he handled the interview very well. He’s made it very clear that most important things at the moment are obviously the England games that are coming up, and then of course the Spurs games. We’ve got the Carabao Cup final coming up and we’re only three points off the top four. Hopefully we’ll be back up in the top four if we get a good result at Newcastle.”
Kane has consistently been linked with a move away from Tottenham but Mabbutt believes that Spurs fans have no reason to be concerned, and insists what the striker said was “ideal”.
He added: “And so as far as a player is concerned, he did everything just to try and deflect the questions he knew would be coming. He knew that he had to say something that’s going to totally take away from the media, the questions that would keep coming.
“And so he made a very clear statement saying what I thought was the ideal thing to be said. I don’t think any Spurs fan or any football fans should be concerned whatsoever by what he said.”
Kane has a contract with Spurs until 2024 and is valued at £108m by Transfermarkt.