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Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane has intimated that he intends to remain in the Premier League amid interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
The 29-year-old just became England’s all-time record goal scorer after netting his 54th international goal in the 2-1 win over Italy in Thursday’s opening Euro 2024 qualifier.
Kane, who is also Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer, scored in England’s 2-0 victory over Ukraine at Wembley on Sunday, bringing his international total to 55 goals.
The England skipper is now likely to return to managerless Spurs following the departure of Antonio Conte by mutual agreement with the club.
Kane’s Ongoing Talks with Tottenham
For Kane, talk continues to swirl surrounding his long-term future in London and the Premier League.
Kane is at risk of departing the North Londoners on a free transfer at the conclusion of the upcoming season, as contract extension talks have yet to proceed.
Despite failing to win a move to Manchester City last summer, Kane has been heavily linked with a lucrative transfer to Manchester United, who are working on their need for a new center forward ahead of the 2023-24 season.
The side have had their forward ranks depleted following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo over the winter and on-loan Burnley striker Wout Weghorst and the injury prone Antony Martial are unlikely to stay past the summer.
That means the side would have just Marcus Rashford as their sole striking option.
The Manchester Evening News says that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has selected Harry Kane as his top striker target this summer, although the Red Devils may have to pay at least £100 million to pry him away from North London.
A potential switch to perennial Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich has also been mentioned, and a recent report indicates that their prospects of landing the striker have been increased with the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
The German giants have yet to find a proper replacement for Robert Lewandowski and Kane could fit the bill.
Kane still has the option of continuing at Tottenham, and the return of former head coach Mauricio Pochettino might reportedly convince Spurs’ No. 10 to pledge his future to the club.
Premier League Record in Sight for Kane
The record-breaking forward is anticipated to evaluate his options at the end of the season, and while a transfer abroad may be enticing in his pursuit of trophies, it is more probable that the Englishman will continue his club career at home.
Kane was praised by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak shortly after becoming England’s all-time leading scorer, and the striker appeared to drop a fresh signal that he intends to remain in the Premier League.
When asked by Sunak if he desires to surpass Alan Shearer as the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer, Kane responded with confidence, as reported by the Manchester Evening News:
“Yeah it’s definitely there,” Kane said.
“I’m getting closer, so it’s for sure something I want to achieve, but I try not to look too far ahead in football,” Kane explained, “A lot can change in a short period of time, but I’m feeling fit – I’m 29 – so hopefully got plenty of years left. For sure, it’d be something I’d love to do.”
Kane is currently third in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts with 204 goals, including his 21 scored in 28 games this season. He trails Wayne Rooney by only four goals for second place, while Alan Shearer holds the top spot with 260 goals.
Kane has scored at least 17 Premier League goals in each of the last nine seasons and maintaining this rate would see him overtake Shearer’s record within the next three years.