Pundit claims Kane only stayed at Spurs because of Mourinho

Date published: Thursday 2nd July 2020 2:38

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Andros Townsend claims Harry Kane would have left Tottenham if Erik ten Hag had been appointed, and only stayed because Jose Mourinho offers a good chance of silverware.

There was speculation Kane might leave Spurs in the summer, as he is yet to win a trophy in his club career, with Manchester United thought to be interested.

But Townsend claims the arrival of proven winner Mourinho persuaded Kane to remain at the club.

“If Spurs had gone for another project, if maybe they had got the Ajax manager in, then maybe he has to leave because he can’t be waiting for or five years to get back to the top and win a trophy,” Townsend told talkSPORT of Kane.

“But I’m certain that Jose Mourinho will win a trophy during his time at Spurs.

“Whether that is the League Cup or the FA Cup or the Premier League and the Champions League, I don’t know. But I feel with the manager that they have, they can fulfil Harry Kane’s ambitions and I hope they do.”

 

 

Townsend added: “In his younger days, he was an incredible finisher.

“I remember before I broke through that I used to tell people that he’s the best finisher I’ve ever played with, and people used to laugh at me.

“What he didn’t have back then was mobility, maybe a bit of speed, strength, his ability in the air. In the next three or four years, slowly he started adding those to his game and came to a point where he had it all and he has it all.

“I’m sure he will go on to do great things and hopefully win many things with Spurs.”

 

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