Manchester United's hopes of signing Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane have taken a further blow after the striker revealed that he wants to remain with the White Hart Lane outfit for the foreseeable future. The England international has admitted that he is looking forward to achieving success and leading Spurs when they move to their new state-of-the-art stadium in 2018.
According to the Mirror, the Red Devils were planning a £40m move for the young forward during the summer transfer window, but were rebuffed in their efforts by the north London club with Daniel Levy making it clear that they will not allow their most prized asset to leave the club. Kane had a breakthrough season after being given an opportunity with the first-team by Mauricio Pochettino. He scored 31 goals in all competitions and was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2014/15 campaign.
The 22-year-old forward committed his future to the club by signing a new contract until the summer of 2020. He also revealed being aware of the interest from the 20-time English champions, but reiterated his desire to grow and be successful with Tottenham, a club he has spent his entire career at after a brief spell with the Arsenal youth academy.
"I am a Tottenham boy. I have grown up with the club. I know the club and I love the club. We have got a great team, a young team that is only going to get better and better," Kane said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"I am happy. I am happy to be playing. That is the most important thing for me this season to be playing week in week out and getting game time," he added.
"We have a great manager and staff at Spurs and I can really see us just pushing on. I am excited for the future. A new stadium as well. Everything just seems to be going in the right direction so I am excited."