Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has played down Antonio Conte’s comments that he is the one striker that the Chelsea manager would buy, reports the Metro.
Last week, Conte got football fans talking when he spoke of his admiration for Kane.
The Italian coach told reporters that the England international is worth “at least” £100m as he is one of the best strikers in the world.
There was no suggestion from Conte that he planned to launch an audacious swoop for the 24-year-old, but he did not hide his adulation for the player.
The Tottenham forward has since responded to the compliment. The Metro quotes Kane as saying:
“Obviously it’s kind words, but I’m focused on my team now and what my manager thinks. I’m out here concentrating on what I need to do, and being fit for the new season.”
Given that the striker came through Spurs’ youth ranks, it is very difficult to envisage him signing for a London rival, and certainly not yet.
Kane is in the best form of his life, and at his age, one can only assume that he will improve.
The forward has won back-to-back Golden Boot awards after scoring 25 goals in the 2015-16 campaign and following that up with 29 last season.
Kane’s recent haul was made even more impressive by the fact that he spent a chunk of time on the sidelines with injury.
The striker’s stock looks as though it will continue to rise, and as a result, rival clubs will be sniffing around, but Kane has no reason to leave Tottenham.
At the moment, he is their talisman and after finishing as runners-up to Premier League champions Chelsea last season, there is a sense around Spurs that they are becoming a sustainable force.
With the move into a brand new state-of-the-art stadium just around the corner, it would not make sense for Kane to abandon the club.