Tottenham have a new head coach and managing director of football, but they insist they are not looking to make a break with the club’s most high-profile player – Harry Kane.
Rumours of Kane’s impending exit have swirled for months, with Spurs reportedly rejecting a £100million bid from Premier League champions Manchester City last month as the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain also circle.
But former Juventus executive Fabio Paratici – now managing director of football at Tottenham – heaped praise on Kane, saying Spurs want the England captain to remain as Nuno Espirito Santo takes over in London.
“Keeping him is not just my goal, it’s our goal as a club,” Paratici told Sky Sports.
“I can’t wait to watch him play live, I’ve been really lucky in the past years because I’ve watched a lot of top players and strikers, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, and many more which now I forgot about.
“Right now, he’s one of the best strikers in the world. He’s a complete player, really special. His physique is that of a real number nine, a true poacher, but he also has an incredibly refined technique. …
“He’s a team player, but he’s a finisher at the same time, so really I believe he is among the top three in the world.”
All of those attributes of course make Kane among the most sought-after players in the transfer market as well.
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