Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has admitted that he wouldn’t turn down Manchester United if the right offer came his way.
Jose Mourinho has been an admirer of the Englishman for some time and reportedly identified him as a potential second choice option for Antoine Griezmann earlier this year.
But Spurs made it clear ahead of the summer that selling Kane, who now has successive Premier League Golden Boots, was never even an option.
However, when asked about the prospect of a move to Man United or elsewhere in the future, the 24-year-old said: “I would never say no.”
“I would never say yes. I think in football, you never know and you never rule out anything. It is not something that I definitely want to do but it could happen. You just never know.
“Like you said, at the moment, I am very happy where I am here – that is all that matters. We will see what happens, but for now that is all I am focusing on.”
The allure of what Kane offers in front of goal is enough to tempt any side. I mean, the man has scored 16 goals in his last seven away games. Nothing could crystallise his sheer natural potency going forward more than that. He is a special goalscorer.
But Kane has always struck me as a man for his time and place: an honest, hard-working, imposing striker for an honest, hard-working and imposing team. Seeing him at Spurs feels right in a way – almost as if Mauricio Pochettino, somewhat through chance, has found the ideal striker to spearhead his playing style.
And Mourinho, with Lukaku already in double figures this season, will hardly be in any rush to bolster his options up front – especially with Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to resume full training at the end of the month.