Harry Kane ‘ready to tell Tottenham to listen to transfer offers’
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is reportedly ready to ask the club to be open to transfer offers for him this summer.
According to The Sun, he will not make an official request to leave, but is hoping his actions might enable a move.
Spurs‘ dismal 3-1 defeat to Leeds United all-but ended their bid for a top four finish in the Premier League, meaning a second season without Champions League football is on the cards.
The loss also heavily dents their bid to get Europa League football by ending the campaign in the top six.
Currently Tottenham sit seventh in the Premier League table behind West Ham and Liverpool.
And being unable to usurp one of the two sides could further persuade Kane to seek a transfer with Manchester United the side currently linked heavily with a £90million bid.
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Kane has already expressed his disappointment that he will end another season without silverware, having lost 1-0 to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.
But former Premier League ace Darren Ambrose, a Tottenham fan, believes Kane can still win the trophies he desires in north London.
He told talkSPORT: “I’ve heard so many debates about Harry Kane and is he going to stay or is he going to go? Honestly, it’s down to him.
“He can become an absolute Spurs legend, if he isn’t already.
“I’d love to see him stay. Everyone is saying, ‘does he need to leave to win trophies?’ Who knows? Who knows what manager comes in? Can they convince him to stay?
“As a Spurs fan I’d love to see him stay and I think in the near future they will win trophies.”
But, with the club hunting for a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month, Ambrose believes Ryan Mason will not get the job and it should go to a boss like Nuno Espirito Santo or Graham Pottter, who can build a legacy in N17.
“You can put it at 99 per cent that it’s not going to happen,” he said when asked about Mason’s chances of getting the manager’s job permanently.
“He’s done a good job since he’s come in. Obviously it was very disappointing [against Leeds].
“He’s been left a hard task. He’s come in after Jose Mourinho. He had a cup final against the best team in the country by a mile – awful performance. Got a great victory against Southampton, [Leeds] was very disappointing and that’s Tottenham out of the top four. It was a slight chance anyway but they’re out of the top four race.
“It will just be nice if they can have a little run towards the end of the season and try and get into that top six because even that is looking difficult.”
He continued: “I would like to see someone given an opportunity. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Nuno Espirito Santo – Wolves fans won’t like me saying that.
“I think he’s taken Wolves far enough with what he has got and I think he needs a new challenge.
“Is he classed as an elite of elite managers? No, but I don’t think Spurs are going to get an elite manager.
“I think if you talk to people in and around the game and the fans, and ask outside the top six who are the top managers? He is one of the first names that comes alight.
“Graham Potter, the football he plays with Brighton, he would do very, very well at Spurs.
“I think they do need to dampen their expectations a little bit in who they can get as a manager. I think those two names there, they are names you can build the club around.”