Harry Kane loves Tottenham Hotspur, and doesn't want to leave it, according to quotes reported in the Standard. Kane, who was a Tottenham youth player and rose up through the ranks to become the force of nature he is today, was asked whether he'd want to spend his career with Spurs:
"I don't see why not. Tottenham are a great club on the rise. I hope we get better and I'd love to stay here for as long as possible.
If I'm still here in 10 years, I'd be over the moon. A lot of players today, when they do well, they end up going to another club or moving abroad. It depends on the situation at the time but at the moment, I'm looking to be a Tottenham player for many years.
You look at players like Ledley, Ryan Giggs and Steven Gerrard. To stay at one club at the top level the way they have shows how good they have been. It's great for them and great for the game. It's fantastic for the fans to have players who have been there for so many years."
Oh Harry, I love you too.
This, coming just before the North London Derby, is the equivalent of Harry Kane opening his mouth and having pure rainbows stream forth from it. It's exactly the right thing to say at exactly the right time, especially since the hype train has left the station and everyone is already discussing what will be Kane's next club.
The cynic will look at Kane's comments and see the obvious out: "It depends on the situation at the time." And that's true. As was discussed on the last Wheeler Dealer Radio, there are in fact certain scenarios in which Harry Kane can – and even should – leave for a club like Real Madrid for stupid money. If a player is legitimately offered a chance to play for Real Madrid he owes it to himself to closely examine that opportunity.
But those are scenarios that are unlikely to happen for a few years and only if Kane continues to progress at this absolutely insane rate. Which he may do. And that would be awesome, because who doesn't want one of the best strikers in Europe on their team, even if he eventually moves on to a bigger and better club? Gareth Bale still loves Tottenham, and I would hope that deep down in their heart of hearts nobody really blames him for making his move.
But forget all that: Harry Kane loves Spurs and is never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever leaving us. He's going to be Tottenham's next Ledley King and play for us forever before ending up as Tottenham manager where he'll win the Champions League and boy does that feel good to say out loud.