Harry Kane has admitted that he will have a conversation with Tottenham Hotspur about his future.
The 27-year-old has been the centre of plenty of speculation this week surrounding his future, with reports claiming he has told Spurs that he wants to leave.
football.london understands that Kane has not yet directly told the club he wants to depart this summer but would be willing to consider a move should an offer come in for his services.
Now in a newly released interview with Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville, for The Overlap, a new YouTube channel from the former Manchester United full-back in partnership with Sky Bet, Kane admits he will need to have a conversation with chairman Daniel Levy about his future when asked whether this is a crossroads moment in his career.
“I think so. I think it’s definitely a conversation to be had with the club,” he said in the interview conducted last week. “Yeah, like you say, I want to be playing in the biggest games. The biggest moments.
“Like, this season I’m there watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing. They are the games that I want to be involved in.
“I want to be in them games. So for sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to kind of reflect and see where I’m at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman. I hope that we can have that conversation.
“I’m sure that he’ll 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.”
On Levy, Kane added: “He’s been great with me if I’m totally honest .I mean, he’s always rewarded me with contracts. Like obviously I signed maybe a 4 or 5-year deal when I was 21 but I’ve done well so he’s added to that. He’s been great with me.
“He’s been fair with me. He’s never kind of just held me on to a contract and said ‘No, I’ve paid you that. You’re going to stay on that’.
“So, we’ve always had a good relationship, but yeah, I’m not sure how that conversation will go if I’m honest, but you know what it’s like as players you don’t know what the chairman is thinking.
“I don’t know, I mean he might want to sell me. He might be thinking ‘If I could get 100 million for you, then why not?’
“Do you know what I mean? I’m not going to be worth that for the next 2 or 3 years.”
When it was put to him that the transfer fee might be more like £200m than £100m, Kane said: “But erm, but yeah. It’s going to be.
“I hope we have a good enough relationship. I’ve given the club…well, I’ve been there 16, 16 years of my life. So, I hope that we can have a good honest conversation and see where we are at in that aspect.”
Kane made it clear that he does not want to finish his career without achieving everything he wants to.
“For me it is, I don’t want to have come to the end of my career and have any regrets,” he said.
“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’m at that stage where you could say, you know. People might look at it as ‘He’s desperate for trophies, he needs trophies’.
“I still feel like I’ve still got almost another career to play. I’ve got another seven or eight years. Kind of what I’ve had so far in the Premier League.
“So I’m not, I’m not rushing anything. I’m not going to, erm, I’m not desperate to do anything, but yeah, I just want to be the best version of me. 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.”
He added: “I feel like I can. I’ve said before and people. 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 because I feel like if I give myself anything lower then I might get to the end of my career and be like ‘Actually, I could’ve maybe done a little bit more, I could’ve scored a few more goals’.
“So, that’s my drive. The pressure for myself is always bigger than what anyone else can put on me. Like I said, I feel like I’ve almost got another career to go and achieve what I want to achieve.”