The Argentine has completely ruled out the rumours that suggest Tottenham will have to secure silverware to keep the striker in the club.
Маuricio Pochettino insisted that Harry Kane will remain amid claims that the forward will be tempted to leave unless Tottenham can win a trophy in the current 2017-18 campaign. Those claims were even supported by former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood, but that is not the case, according to the Argentine boss.
“There’s only so much loyalty someone can show. Tottenham have been a great club for Harry and he’s been paying them back tenfold.” Pochettino told Sky Sports.
“He’s been outstanding over the last couple of seasons, he grew up a stone’s throw from the ground and the kid loves the club.
“But that only lasts a certain amount of time. Then he starts seeing the pound signs and sees the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or – dare I say it – Manchester United – and then your head gets turned.
“The only way they can keep him is to win something this year. That something might not be the Carabao Cup, it might have to be the league or the FA Cup.”
Despite all the speculations linking the England international to various European giants, Kane recently signed a new-five-and-a-half-year contract in December 2016, which leaves his manager with no concerns over his future.
“Some people are also saying we must win trophies for Harry to stay with us but it’s already been made very clear,” Pochettino added.
“He’s one of our best strikers, Harry is our player, he loves Tottenham, he’s staying here and he’s looking forward to staying here for a long time.”