Tottenham Hotspur sporting director Fabio Paratici says that convincing skipper Harry Kane to stay is something the club want.
Tottenham Hotspur sporting director Fabio Paratici says that convincing skipper Harry Kane to stay is something the club want. Paratici, who joined Tottenham last month after leaving Juventus, believes Kane ranks up there as one of the best strikers in the world. Kane, 27, has told Spurs that he would like a move. Current Premier League champions Manchester City have been in talks for the striker. The talk has not affected Kane, who has scored three goals in England’s run to the the semi-finals of Euro 2020. However, Spurs were never going to easily give in to the demand of their star striker. And that appears to be true even now.
“Keeping him is not just my goal, it’s our goal as a club,” Paratici told Calciomercato.
“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 No 9, a true poacher, but he also has an incredibly refined technique.
“He is able to shoot with both feet and also provides many assists – very few people notice this, because he scores so many goals. 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.
“I haven’t heard from him yet because I don’t want to bother the players who are busy at the Euros; it doesn’t seem fair to me. They’re focused on their own goals with their national teams.”
Kane made his desire for a move public before the Euros began. However, since then, he hasn’t said a word on his future. Indeed, he spoke recently of focusing only on England for now.
“To be honest, I feel like when I come away with England I’m just fully focused on England,” he had said.
“My brother is my agent. But the only time I’ve spoken to my brother really over the last few weeks is, ‘Good luck, let’s get a win, and let’s take England all the way’.
“After the games, I’ll have one of the club physios just checking up making sure that everything is okay. But other than that, not really (any contact).
“I have good luck messages and things like that but nothing to do with the personal stuff with the club really. So, it doesn’t really bother me about the outside noise.
“When I’m here I’m with the boys, I try to help the boys, be a leader in the team. I need to get to know the boys, see what makes certain players tick and helping the younger lads.
“So I feel like I’ve got enough on my plate to worry about anything outside of England.”