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GhenGhen: Harry Kane reveals exactly what Tottenham must do to keep him away from Real Madrid

HARRY KANE has told Tottenham they need to start winning trophies if they are to keep him at the new White Hart Lane in the long term.

Focus has once again been placed on the Spurs striker’s future after Liverpool proved powerless to resist Barcelona when they came knocking for £142m for Philippe Coutinho who has completed his move to Spain.

On Sunday, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino labelled Kane “special” for having the kind of loyalty that could keep him at one club his entire career.

But even though he is under contract until 2022, Kane warned he would only stick around on one condition.

“I’ve always said: keep progressing, keep getting better, start winning trophies,” said Kane. “That’s the aim: as long as the club keep doing that then, yeah, I’m happy here.”

Kane remains happy at the club after two more goals against Wimbledon at Wembley in the FA Cup third round opened his 2018 account following his record-breaking exploits in 2017.

However, in October he refused to rule out a move to one of the giant clubs on the continent one day and Pochettino has already warned that the club should take nothing for granted.

To that end, there is already talk of a new deal doubling Kane’s wages to more than £200,000-a-week to make him the best-paid English player in the Premier League – although the player himself is unaware of any such initiative.

“Any contract talks? No,” he said. “And there are none planned that I know of.”

Despite his reluctance to sell, chairman Daniel Levy was powerless to prevent Gareth Bale from joining Real Madrid for £85m in 2013, mainly because the player himself was determined to test himself in Spain.

On Sunday, Pochettino listed a galaxy of players who could not be kept at their club, from Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United right back to Zinedine Zidane at Juventus and Luis Figo at
Barcelona when Real Madrid came knocking in the past.

In the same way Kane, who is right at the top of the Spanish giants’ 2018 shopping list, feels all players should be allowed to follow their hearts regardless of their contract situation provided the market price is met.

“It’s a matter of opinion,” said Kane. “I think if a player wants to go then why would you stop him? He’s not going to be in the club, he’s not going to play every game, he’s not going to put his heart on the line so.

“From the Coutinho point of view, I think he’s been very professional in the six months he has played this year and, look, Liverpool have got a good offer from Barca and accepted it so I wouldn’t say they’re powerless. But I can see why if a player wants to go you would let him go.”

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