Kane: Tottenham players won't go to China
The striker is adamant that Spurs’s star names, and their manager Mauricio Pochettino, won’t be tempted to leave for the Chinese Super League
Tottenham striker Harry Kane does not believe that the club’s star players will be tempted to leave the club for the riches on offer in China.
Oscar made a record-breaking move to Shanghai SIPG from Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Diego Costa has been tipped to join the likes of Carlos Tevez, Hulk, Axel Witsel, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Ramires in the Chinese Super League.
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Dele Alli is another to have been linked with a mega-money move to Asia but Kane believes Spurs’s squad will remain together in their attempts to achieve glory under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“People are going to speculate about that but you can see how good a shape the club is in,” said Kane, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 rout of West Brom on Saturday.
“The future is very bright. We’ve got one of the best managers in the world, if not the best. I’m pretty sure he’d stay [if a Chinese Super League club came in for Pochettino], he’s started a project here, we’ve got the stadium coming, so the future is very bright.
“Performances like West Brom and winning games like that, the next step for us is winning trophies, so hopefully we can do that this season and push us onto the world scale.
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“I’d be very surprised if any of our players went out there, especially within the next couple of seasons. What we’ve got going on here is something very great and I think it would be silly for the players here not to be part of it.”
Tottenham held onto second place in the Premier League table after Liverpool could only manage a draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.