Tottenham chief insists club are determined to keep Kane

Tottenham’s new managing director of football Fabio Paratici has made it clear that the club are determined to keep Harry Kane.

The England captain has been strongly linked with a move away from Spurs after indicating that he wants to leave the club in order to win major trophies and play Champions League football.

But Sky reports that Paratici is adamant that he and the club want Kane to stay in north London.

“Keeping him is not just my goal, it’s our goal as a club,” Paratici told Sky in Italy.

“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, Kane is one of the best strikers in the world. He’s a complete player, really special. His physique is that of a real number nine, 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.”

Kane’s future will be decided after his involvement with England at Euro 2020.

Paratici explained: “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.”