Mauricio Pochettino has warned that Tottenham Hotspur “have to be intelligent” to persuade Harry Kane to snub the overtures of huge European golf equipment and keep at north London for his total profession.
On Saturday [6 January] Liverpool agreed to promote Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in a £142million deal after the Brazilian initially tried to drive his transfer to the Nou Camp in the course of the summer season switch window.
Tottenham have discovered themselves in related conditions earlier than with Gareth Bale and Luca Modric opting to go away Spurs to proceed their careers at Real Madrid.
Pochettino hopes Kane will not comply with of their footsteps however warned that Spurs should care for their star to make sure the coveted striker stays a one-club man.
“Harry is so particular. As a result of he loves Tottenham and he has all the time been at Tottenham. However we have to be intelligent how we handle him. The participant wants to decide on to remain right here, you can’t drive the participant to remain right here,” Pochettino mentioned in a press convention after Kane scored two objectives throughout Spurs’ Three-Zero victory over Wimbledon within the third spherical of the FA Cup.
“Our job is to attempt to work collectively and attempt to obtain all the pieces we wish on the membership and naturally Harry is such a particular participant. I instructed him only some particular gamers like [Francesco] Totti can spend all their profession in a single membership.
“I believe Harry is any such a participant who can keep all his profession at Tottenham as a result of he loves Tottenham. However in soccer you can’t be certain. It’s at this time, the current, tomorrow, after tomorrow it is advisable to doubt. That’s the reason it’s so essential to work collectively and attempt to obtain all that you really want.
“And naturally this current at Tottenham, this future at Tottenham, this venture is so thrilling and I hope, we hope, that every one collectively we spend plenty of time right here and attempt to win trophies and obtain what we wish.”
Kane has certainly been linked with a big-money transfer to Actual Madrid in current occasions with the Champions League winners on the hunt for a brand new quantity 9 to exchange Karim Benzema forward of the summer season switch window.
Actual are prone to step up the pursuit of a marquee star on the finish of the season after Barcelona secured the companies of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool solely months after signing Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.
Pochettino means that the Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona proves as soon as once more that Premier League golf equipment are powerless to cease their greatest gamers leaving when a group like Barcelona or Actual come knocking.
“I believe it’s a large instance or large level to point out how this enterprise is. How troublesome it’s for the golf equipment to maintain their greatest gamers,” Pochettino added.
“Liverpool is likely one of the greatest golf equipment on this planet and it seems when Coutinho, or a participant like Coutinho, needs to go away, how troublesome it’s to maintain your greatest participant.
“However that’s [the situation] at this time with Coutinho, who I believe Liverpool needed to maintain however was troublesome to maintain. And look what occurred with Cristiano Ronaldo at Man United and Zidane at Juventus, Figo in Barcelona. It’s plenty of examples that it’s so, so robust to maintain your greatest participant if the participant says he needs to go away.
“That’s the reason it’s so essential how you take care of your gamers. It’s why it is advisable to anticipate issues. It’s so essential to work with the human aspect after which to offer the participant, the membership and the group an thrilling second, and attempt to construct a venture that they really feel snug with and they’re comfortable to be with you.
“Right now, when a participant decides to go away, look what occurs. If one other membership pays the kind of cash they pay – like Barcelona with Liverpool – how do you cease it?”