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Mason offers an optimistic update on Kane’s Tottenham future

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Despite the looming threat of no Champions League football next season, Mason remains hopeful over Kane’s future.

Tottenham interim manager Ryan Mason believes the prospect of no Champions League football won’t dictate Harry Kane’s future.

The England captain has been tipped for a summer exit. His prolific displays in the Premier League have led to widespread interest, reportedly including Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Kane has added to the speculation by reiterating his desire to win major trophies; something he is yet to accomplish at Spurs.

And with the growing threat of a second successive campaign outside the Premier League top-four for Spurs, the 27-year-old’s commitment to the club has been thrown into question.

Asked if a top-four finish is necessary to keep Kane, Mason replied: “I don’t think so.

“Harry Kane loves this football club. That’s been proven over the last seven or eight years. He’s one of the best strikers in the world.

“Everyone knows that, we know that, and I’d like to think Harry knows that as well.

“The most important thing right now, and our attention right now, is this weekend. We can’t disrespect any opponent and we can’t be investing our energy into anything else.

“That’s all I have to say on the matter. Our attention, Harry’s attention, the attention of this whole football club is on this Sunday.”

Mason also confirmed he hasn’t spoken to Kane over his future, nor does he have any plans to do so.

The interim boss was speaking ahead of Spurs’ Premier League match against Sheffield United on Sunday in north London.