Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has addressed the notion of selling
star striker Harry Kane amid reported interest from Real Madrid.
After three prolific
seasons with Spurs, the 24-year-old is now widely regarded as England’s top
marksman, and could now be set to follow Luka Modric and Gareth Bale from north
London to Spain’s capital.
coach, I would say that if Madrid come in with a bid, we don't want to sell,
because he will stay here and they will have to understand that,"
Pochettino told El Chiringuito in December.
"If the player
asks you to leave, as happened with Modric and Bale... We'll see what happens.
Today, that has not happened.
"I hope that
Harry Kane can be here for many years and provide many goals, wins and a title.
That is what we want."
Kane has been the
Premier League’s top scorer in the past two seasons, and currently tops the
charts with 18 goals as Spurs prepare to face West Ham on Thursday.
Kick-off is at 22:00.