Harry Kane claims it will be him who decides his future at Spurs and not chairman Daniel Levy amid reports linking him with a transfer.
Kane has reportedly told Tottenham that he wants to be sold this summer and there is no surprise as their performance against Aston Villa on Wednesday showed how far Spurs have fallen in recent years.
A top-six finish is now out of their hands as they capitulated after Steven Bergwijn’s first goal of the season put them in front early on, with Sergio Reguilon scoring an own goal and then being culpable for Ollie Watkins’ winner.
Tottenham will go to Leicester on the final day of the season and likely have to win to secure a Europa League place and hope that West Ham drop points at home to Southampton after they fluffed their lines.
The club’s lack of ambition since getting to the Champions League final under Mauricio Pochettino in 2019 has frustrated Kane and it was claimed he recently told friends he was ‘hell bent’ on leaving Spurs this summer.
And in an interview with Gary Neville about his future, Kane claimed that it would “ultimately” be him who decides his own future and not Levy.
Has he forgotten about the six-year contract he signed in 2018?
Kane told Neville in an episode of The Overlap podcast: “I think so. I think it’s definitely a conversation to be had with the club.
“Yeah, I want to be playing in the biggest games, the biggest moments…I hope that we can have that conversation.
“I’m sure that [Daniel Levy] will want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it’s going to be down to me and how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career this moment in time.”
Kane added: “I don’t want to have come to the end of my career and have any regrets. So, I want to be the best that I can be. I’ve said before, I’d never say that I’d stay at Spurs for the rest of my career. I’d never say that I would leave Spurs.
“I still feel like I’ve still got almost another career to play. I’ve got another 7 or 8 years. I’m not rushing anything. I’m not desperate to do anything. I feel like for sure I’ve got so much more to give. I feel like I can be even better than what I’ve been. I can produce better numbers than what I’m producing at the moment.
“I’m not afraid to say that I want to be the best. I’m not afraid to say I want to try get on the level that Ronaldo and Messi got to. You know, that’s my ultimate goal. That’s my aim, to be winning trophies season in, season out. Scoring 50, 60, 70 goals season in, season out. That’s the standard I want to set myself.”