"Why would you stop him?" - Harry Kane sympathises with Coutinho transfer saga

"Why would you stop him?" - Harry Kane sympathises with Coutinho transfer saga

Spurs want to secure Kane's future with a new contract worth up to £200,000 per week, but he says talks are yet to begin and he has not been told of any coming up.

"I've always said: keep progressing, keep getting better, we want to start winning trophies. And then I think after 75 minutes it was enough for him, 3-0 and I think it is important now to train and prepare him for the next game and recover".

Kane has seen Philippe Coutinho leave Liverpool for Barcelona in a £145million deal this month and his outlook on big-money moves is: 'If a player wants to go then why would you stop him?'

Sorry Spurs fans, but everyone is asking how long Harry Kane will stay at the club with the lure of Real Madrid tugging on his sleeves.

David Woods of the Daily Star quoted Kane denying he is in discussions and hinting Spurs need to start winning honours for him to stay.

"But that is today Coutinho - who I think Liverpool wanted to keep but was hard to keep - and looked what happened with Ronaldo and Man United and [Zinedine] Zidane at Juventus, Figo in Barcelona, it is a lot of examples that it is so, so tough to keep your best player if the player says he wants to leave".

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The Argentine is all too familiar with Liverpool's problem, given how he has fashioned a much-admired squad with limited resources and endured plenty of talk about his players being scouted by wealthier clubs.

The 24-year-old also said the club needs to start winning trophies if he is to be fully satisfied. Pochettino said: "The player needs to choose to stay here, you can not force the player to stay here".

Spurs have not tasted silverware in 10 years and lost to Chelsea in the 2015 League Cup final in Kane's breakthrough year.

SkyBet League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon are now sat in the relegation zone despite losing once in their last three games.

Kane is one of the Premier League hottest properties having broken Alan Shearer's goal record for the calendar and outscoring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017.

The North London club last won a major trophy in 2008 when they claimed the League Cup.

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