20230506 Harry Kane

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Harry Kane has insisted getting a statue outside Tottenham’s ground will not define his career, as he prioritises other feats.

WHAT HAPPENED? Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has raised the possibility that a statue of Kane could one day be erected outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Kane is the club’s record goalscorer, having recently surpassed Sir Jimmy Greaves’ all-time record. He’s also England’s top ever scorer, going past Wayne Rooney.

WHAT THEY SAID: “A statue is not going to make or break my career,” Kane told Sky Sports. “I appreciate the words the chairman said about me, but ultimately what I can do is on the pitch, I feel like I’m giving my all in every moment, in every game and just trying to help the team as much as possible.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The England captain added: “It’s not really my decision. I’m really respectful of the club, I’ve been here since I was 11, so almost 19 years now. I’ve been here a long time and I feel like we’ve achieved a lot in my career, even if we don’t have the trophies to show for it.”

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Kane could join fellow striker Cristiano Ronaldo in getting a statue during his career – although he’d probably want to avoid how that turned out for the Portuguese star, whose bust was widely mocked after being unveiled at Madeira Airport and later replaced.


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WHAT NEXT? It remains to be seen whether Kane stay at Tottenham. He’s been heavily linked with a departure from his boyhood club, as he seeks to win the silverware that matches his talent, having failed to win a single domestic medal at Spurs. Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been touted as possible suitors this summer.