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Fabio Paratici Insists Tottenham Hotspur Want to Keep Harry Kane Despite Striker's Request to Leave

Harry Kane has told Spurs he wants to leave this summer
Harry Kane has told Spurs he wants to leave this summer / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Fabio Paratici, Tottenham's new director of football, has insisted that the club want to keep Harry Kane at the club despite the striker expressing his desire to leave this summer.

The talismanic striker revealed back in May that he would like to leave Tottenham this transfer window in search of opportunities to win silverware. Manchester City, who won the Premier League last season, saw a £100million bid rejected for the 27-year-old with Spurs unwilling to let their star player leave.

Paratici, who joined Tottenham last month after spending 11 years at Juventus, has admitted that Kane is "one of the best strikers in the world" and Spurs want to hold on to him at all costs. He told Sky Sports: "We want to keep Harry Kane at Tottenham.

"I've seen a lot of strikers — Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez — Kane is one of the best strikers in the world. He shoots with both feet, makes many assists in addition to goals. He's a team player and finisher, among the top three (strikers) in the world.

"I can't wait to see him playing with Spurs. I’ve not had any conversation with Harry Kane yet - just because I don’t want to disturb our players during the Euros. He’s an incredible striker."

Kane has previously admitted that he will only think about his future until after England's participation at Euro 2020 is over. Gareth Southgate's side take on Denmark in the semi-finals, and Kane said he is ready to lead his nation to the final.

"What a great performance in a big, big game," said Kane after England's emphatic 4-0 win over Ukraine. "We were favourites to win this game and there was a lot of pressure on us, but we delivered the result.

"It's about getting over the line now, taking that next step and that's what we have got to do on Wednesday. This is where we wanted to be. We set out a vision before the World Cup of what we want to achieve. We are knocking it off step by step. The World Cup was great but we fell short, we had a good run in the Nations League. Now we're in another semi-final.

"It's about getting over the line, the next step that we have got to do on Wednesday. The job is not done yet. There's a lot more football to play. I'm proud to lead this team and hopefully we can get through to a European final on Wednesday."