Jose Mourinho backs Harry Kane to stay in Premier League amid interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Man City



Jose Mourinho has urged Tottenham striker Harry Kane to play for a club where he will be ‘happy’.

In an interview last month, Kane suggested that he is keen to leave Spurs this summer and has requested talks with the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, over his future.

Kane’s desire to move this summer has put several clubs on alert including Manchester United, Chelsea and Man City, with Pep Guardiola understood to have made the England captain one of his top priorities for the summer transfer window.

And Mourinho, who managed Kane for 17 months during his spell as Tottenham manager, believes the 27-year-old will want to remain in the Premier League.

It is about legacy. Legacy is about medals,’ Mourinho said in an interview with The Sun.

‘But who knows? In five weeks Harry could be a European champion.’

Asked where he thinks Kane will be playing next season, Mourinho said: ‘I think he has to play where he is happy.

‘And I think he is happy in England. He is a very Premier League guy.’

Speaking last month, Kane agreed with the idea that his career is at a crossroads.

‘I think so. I think it’s definitely a conversation to be had with the club,’ said the Spurs striker.

Yeah, like you say, I want to be playing in the biggest games. The biggest moments.

‘Like, this season I’m there watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing. They are the games that I want to be involved in.

‘I want to be in them games. So for sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to kind of reflect and see where I’m at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman. I hope that we can have that conversation.’

‘I’m sure that he’ll want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it’s going to be down to me and how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career this moment in time.’

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