Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to win trophies following a “disappointing season” for Tottenham even as he continues to plunder goals for the club.
Sunday’s loss to Manchester City in the League Cup final followed defeat in the 2015 League Cup final and the 2019 Champions League final, while Premier League title challenges fell away in 2016 and 2017.
Spurs, who sacked Jose Mourinho last week, are struggling to qualify for next season’s Champions League despite topping the Premier League table in December and made a limp exit from the Europa League.
Kane’s future has been the subject of intense speculation given Tottenham’s lack of success but it will be incredibly difficult for another club to prise him away.
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The England captain, who has scored 31 goals for Spurs this season in all competitions, won the Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards but he craves team silverware.
“When I look back at the end of my career, these are all the things I’ll go over and take in a little bit more, but the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies,” he said.
“As much as this is great, I want to be winning the biggest team prizes. We’re not quite doing that.
“It has been a disappointing season if I am totally honest.
“We have had so many opportunities and been in so many games where we have been ahead or been in a good position going into the last 15 minutes and we haven’t quite got over the line for one reason or another.
“When we look back, we were in a great position come November and that spell over December and January really put a halt to what we were trying to achieve.
“I want to be winning the biggest prizes there is to offer and we are not quite doing that.”
CHELSEA TO SELL TOP SCORER
Another England international striker could be on the move at the end of the season, with Chelsea ready to sell Tammy Abraham.
Abraham has scored six goals in the Premier League this season, despite playing 10 fewer games than new signing Timo Werner, who has scored the same amount.
The Blues want £40m for the 23-year-old according to the Telegraph and will reinvest the money to try and bring former striker Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
The ex-Manchester United goalscorer is tearing it up in Serie A with Inter Milan, but the Italian side are struggling for money and still haven’t paid the Red Devils the full amount for Lukaku.
The Sun claim Inter will want £90m for Lukaku, but Chelsea will be confident they can get him cheaper than that.
SANCHO STILL NO.1
Manchester United still want to sign a right winger in the next transfer window, and they still want it to be Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, according to 90min.com.
The 21-year-old was the subject of a three-month long saga last year which ended in a stalemate as United and Dortmund couldn’t agree on a fee for him.
However, with Dortmund’s hand weakening due to the pandemic and Sancho’s desire to leave likely to grow should they miss out on Champions League football, a move looks more probable is time around.
United will still have to pay top dollar for Sancho, but it is likely to be below the £100m mark, and certainly below the £120m Dortmund held firm at last year.