Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has revealed that he is planning to start the Premier League season with star striker Harry Kane.
The England captain’s future is under intense speculation this summer, with Bayern Munich interested in signing him. Tottenham have already rejected two bids from the Bavarians, who are keen on signing the number Spur’s number ten.
But regardless of the uncertainty surrounding his future, his manager Posteclogue has insisted that he is making his season’s plans with Kane in the picture.
What was said
Speaking after Spurs’ 5-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk, where Kane scored four times, the Australian tactician was bullish when assessing the 30-year-old’s future.
“There’s no doubt I’d use Harry,” said Postecoglou when asked about Sunday’s Premier League opener against Brentford.
“He’s a fantastic striker, one of the world’s best. The way the team plays will help him. He loves scoring goals, we created a load of chances today, and he was the beneficiary.”
With Tottenham rejecting their £86million offer for Kane, Bayern are threatening to turn their attention to other targets, such as Dusan Vlahovic of Juventus, if Spurs continue to play hardball. The Bavarians have told Tottenham that they would like the deal completed in time for the DFL Super Cup against Leipzig on Saturday, but Postecoglou dismissed their deadline.
“There’s one deadline, and that’s the end of the transfer window,” the Tottenham boss added.
“Beyond that, I’m in open dialogue with Harry and the club regularly.
“I can’t wait around for a decision either way to get going. We don’t have the time or the luxury to do that. I’m working with what’s in front of me. You saw today that Harry certainly is invested in what we’re doing, and we’ll keep on doing that unless something changes.”
Postecoglou also took a swipe at Bayern’s very public pursuit. “What is factual right now is that he is a contracted player of our football club,’ he said.
“I certainly wouldn’t talk about contracted players at other football clubs, but I’m not at Bayern, so they can go the way they want.”