Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest for Saturday, May 22.
Kane’s Manchester City Hint
Spurs talisman Harry Kane has dropped a huge hint concerning his next club by revealing that Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is a “striker’s dream.”
With speculation surrounding his future at Spurs, he admitted in an interview with former Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville that he would love to play alongside De Bruyne.
“Oh De Bruyne for sure,” he said when asked who is the player in the Premier League that he looks up to. “When I watch De Bruyne play he’s a special, special player and some of the balls I see him put in for City are just a striker’s dream if I’m honest but yeah he’s an outstanding player.
“You’ve seen him, he’s an outstanding player with the ball, off the ball, pressing, but his delivery is as good as I’ve ever seen, to be honest.”
Carragher advises Liverpool to avoid Kane
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has advised his old club to look for alternatives to Kane if the Reds are looking at signing a world-class forward this summer.
“Under more appealing circumstances, Kane could slot effortlessly into the Liverpool team, ideally suited to a front three where he could play the dual role he has mastered as a slightly deeper centre-forward who still scores as prolifically as a traditional number nine,” said the former defender in The Telegraph.
“If Klopp thought a move was possible he would obviously be interested. Who wouldn’t be?
“But the fact Liverpool will not pursue the England striker underlines Kane’s problem as he looks for the right club to fulfil his ambitions.
“Brilliant though he is, Liverpool’s stance is correct. For many reasons, such an expensive transfer makes no sense.
“Supporters are educated enough to know what represents a good deal, and any club thinking of spending over £100 million on an attacker will look at those in their early 20s like Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund duo Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.”
Ryan Mason delivers Kane, Bale and Ndombele updates
Spurs’ interim coach, Ryan Mason, admitted he hadn’t listened to Kane’s aforementioned interview with Neville.
“In terms of the interview, I know something’s been published but I haven’t listened to it, watched or heard anything because I’ve been out on the training pitch”, he said.
“I’ve been preparing for a game at the weekend. It’s a game that’s important to us, that we need to win. We’re going to go there to win and Harry is going to be part of that as well. They are the only comments I have on it as well.”
When pressed upon the future of Gareth Bale, whose loan is set to expire this summer, Mason said: “I am not sure, I have not had those conversations.
“The club will have those at the end of the season. After the game at the weekend, he goes back to his parent club.
“He is a Real Madrid player. These conversations I am not sure of. I just know he is hopefully going to help us at the weekend.”
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When quizzed on if French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has a bad attitude, Mason was reticent.
“No. I think there’s another ten or 11 players that haven’t been starting in some games as well so I don’t think it’s right to single out one player and explain my reasoning behind it.
“The players, the group have worked hard and I think going forward as well they want to work hard.
“They want to train in a way that prepares them to play in the Premier League at maximum capacity. That’s the most important thing. These five weeks I cannot speak about what happened before as I wasn’t involved.”