Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura has stressed that he wants to be playing with Harry Kane at Spurs for next season amid increasing speculation about the England man’s future.
The 26-year-old has been sensational for Tottenham and England over the past few years, coming through the Spurs ranks and becoming an indispensable player for club and country.
To date, Kane has registered 181 goals and 30 assists for Tottenham, as well as 32 goals from 45 England caps.
However, despite his heroics for Spurs, he is yet to lift a major trophy with the North London club.
Kane warned Tottenham last month that he wouldn’t remain at the club “for the sake of it”, and suggested he was willing to leave if he felt Spurs weren’t progressing.
“It’s hard to speak about the future, about a negotiation because it’s a personal decision. I’m sure that every season Tottenham receive offers for Harry Kane,” Moura told Sky Sports.
“It’s not me who has to decide, but of course I want to play with him in the next season. I want to stay with him because he’s very important for us and it’s not easy to find a player like him.
“Everyone knows he’s a big player. He’s very important for us, he’s our striker and scores almost every game. I’m sure that Mourinho wants to keep him. He counts on him for the rest of the season as well as for the next one.”
There is absolutely no denying just how crucial Kane is to Tottenham both as a player and as an ambassador, but for a 26-year-old of his calibre to have never lifted a major trophy in his career is damning.
It would be a shame were Kane to leave Tottenham but it would be a bigger shame if he goes past his prime, and eventually retirement, without a single winner’s medal to show for his sterling efforts.
Unless Spurs can show that they mean business going into next season – and in all fairness it’s hard to say they haven’t regressed since last season – then Kane really needs to consider moving to a team that does.