English Premiership

Moura: Spurs need Kane to stay

2020-04-16 15:57
Harry Kane
Harry Kane (Getty Images)

Tottenham winger Lucas Moura believes it's paramount for the club to hold on to their star striker Harry Kane in the off-season.

Speculation has increased that the striker could quit Spurs at the end of the campaign, after he refused to rule out a future move away from Tottenham during an Instagram live session with Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.

The 26-year-old England skipper is Spurs' third all-time leading scorer and has contributed at least 20 goals across all competitions for each of the five previous seasons, but it would appear that a big-money move to Manchester United could be on the horizon.

However, Moura, who joined Spurs from PSG in January 2018, is desperate for the club's talisman to stay put.

"It's hard to speak about the future, about a negotiation because it's a personal decision. I'm sure that every season Tottenham receive offers for Harry Kane," said Moura.

"It's not me who has to decide, but of course I want to play with him in the next season. I want to stay with him because he's very important for us and it's not easy to find a player like him.

"Everyone knows he's a big player. He's very important for us, he's our striker and scores almost every game. I'm sure that Mourinho wants to keep him. He counts on him for the rest of the season as well as for the next one."

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has faced criticism after being photographed holding a one-on-one training session with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in a public park earlier this month - which contradicted government social distancing guidance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mourinho later accepted that he was wrong to hold the session, but Moura has defended his manager, insisting the Portuguese had positive intentions.

"Mourinho of course cares about our fitness," Moura said. "He loves football, he loves training, so I think he wanted to see everyone and make sure everyone is taking care about our body shape.

"For sure, he's taking care about himself as well. I don't think it (the park session) was a big problem. He knows and he's a very professional guy.

"Mourinho goes to the training centre every day with his staff and all professionals who give us the training sessions. And we see everyone in the online application at 11am every day.

"It's a good time, it's a good moment for everyone, but the training session is normally hard. But it's good for us because we don't know when we will be back. But it's a good time and Mourinho watches the session and speaks with us every day."

 

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