Paratici confirms Kane is part of Spurs ‘rebuild’; responds to Vlahovic links

Joe Williams
Spurs striker Harry Kane smiles

Harry Kane is a key part of the “rebuilding” job at Spurs, according to the club’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici.

Kane was trying to force a move away from Tottenham for most of the summer before giving in and announcing that he would be staying at the club.

However, speculation is likely to ramp up again as we approach the January transfer window with Manchester City still looking for a new striker.

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But Paratici claims there is no need for “new talk” with Kane as he is part of a longer term rebuild of the playing staff.

Paratici said: “Harry Kane loves Tottenham. We’ve decided to keep Harry last summer to start the rebuilding, and we’re happy with our choice.

“There’s no need of any new talk with Harry. He knows how to share the sense of belonging to Spurs.”

With rumours flying about that Kane would leave in the summer, Spurs were linked with a number of strikers, including Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic.

Vlahovic recently snubbed their offer of a new contract with rumours that he could join a Premier League club persisting – but Paratici insists he isn’t in Tottenham’s plans.

Paratici added: “Dusan Vlahovic is appreciated by many clubs, it’s normal – he’s not in our plans, for now.

“I’m not going to speak about Dusan Vlahovic as he’s under contract with Fiorentina… and also because we’ve Harry Kane who’s the best striker in the world.”

Meanwhile, Tottenham centre-back Eric Dier has hailed new Spurs signing Cristian Romero as “enjoyable to play with” following his summer move from Atalanta.

Dier told the club’s official website: “Cristian looks good, I think he’s going to be a fantastic player for the club.

“I love the way he plays. It’s enjoyable to watch and he’s enjoyable to play with. He’s very aggressive, very much on the front foot and very clever as well, the way he uses his body, the way he reads the game. He’s sharp, and so quick to execute. He’s very sneaky in taking the ball away and using different angles.”