According to reports on Monday, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told the club that he wishes to leave at the end of the season.
According to Sky Sports, Kane is dissatisfied with Tottenham’s lack of success this season and is ready to leave the north London club after 12 years.
The England captain wants his future settled before the postponed Euro 2020 tournament begins on June 11.
Kane’s contract with Tottenham runs for another three years, and chairman Daniel Levy is known for being a tough negotiator, so the 27-year-expectations old’s of a swift resolution could be dashed.
Spurs declined to be drawn into a public debate about Kane’s future as they prepare for their final two Premier League matches, with Europa League qualification on the line.
“We won’t be commenting – our focus is on finishing the season as strongly as possible. That’s what everyone should be focused on,” a club spokesman said.
Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea, the Champions League finalists, have all been mentioned as potential suitors for Kane, who has 32 goals in all competitions this season.
Kane, a graduate of Tottenham’s youth system, has 220 goals in 334 games for the club, establishing himself as one of the best strikers in the world.
However, when he said it was “hard” to talk about his future earlier this season, he fuelled rumors about a possible transfer.
He has always expressed his desire to win trophies, but he has yet to do so with Tottenham, who have not won a major trophy since the League Cup in 2008.
Spurs lost in the 2019 Champions League final to Liverpool and have been defeated in two League Cup finals, including this season’s against Manchester City, during Kane’s tenure in the first team.
Following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal last month, Tottenham are still without a permanent manager.
Tottenham will qualify for the Europa League if they win their final two Premier League matches under caretaker manager Ryan Mason.