Harry Kane says the fact that Tottenham will play Champions League football in their new stadium next season will help them keep their top stars.
Spurs booked a third successive campaign in Europe’s elite club competition with a 1-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday, delivered by Kane’s 28th Premier League goal of the season.
It is an impressive achievement given they have had to play at Wembley as their White Hart Lane stadium is being redeveloped, while the clubs around them have spent far more on transfer fees and wages.
Their performances have seen some of their best players linked with moves away from the club, with Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Kane himself all reported to be on the radar of some of the biggest clubs on the continent.
While Tottenham’s wage cap is a constant talking point, the prospect of playing in the Champions League at their new stadium offsets that.
“You never know in football. In transfer windows you can never put your finger on it,” Kane said.
“But it is a big attraction, a massive new stadium, a great team.
“The next step is winning stuff but this is a big year for us, hopefully we can have a massive year next year and win some trophies.
“(Champions League) is the big attraction, it is what everyone wants, especially the top players around the world. It’s massive.
“For us it is important with the new stadium. You want to be playing Champions League football and I can’t wait for those Champions League nights at the new home.”