Harry Kane not fussed by Daniel Levy offer as Tottenham star stuck in standoff with club

Harry Kane is not bothered about a statue at White Hart Lane - he just wants to keep stacking up the numbers. The Tottenham talisman is in a delicate stand-off with the club as he enters the final year of his contract.

Recently, chairman Daniel Levy talked up the importance of being a one-club man in a speech to the Cambridge Union and he raised the suggestion of a Kane statue at the new stadium. Certainly, Kane looks set to stay in the Premier League with Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals in the competition now just 51 away.

That ultimate golden boot is more of an attraction than anything cast in bronze for the striker. “I am really respectful of the club and have been here since I was 11 years old - almost 19 years now and I feel like we have achieved a lot in my career even if we haven’t had the trophies to show for it,” Kane said.

“The statue is not something that is going to make or break my career. I appreciate the words that the chairman said about me, but I believe what I can do is on the pitch and I feel like I am giving my all in every moment in every game and just trying to help the team as much as possible.

“I am not too worried about what the outside world thinks of me - I am here to play football and to do my job. Ultimately, with my numbers and the way I perform, people will respect and appreciate and that is the most important thing. 

“For sure the record is something I want to do. Whenever you get close to these records all it does is drive you to try to achieve them. Bit by bit I like to just focus on season by season - if I can score a few and help the team win this season and then we’ll see in a couple of years where I am at and how close I am but now that I am this close for sure it is something I would love to achieve.”

One thing is for sure, each of them will continue to be celebrated with the same low-key celebration. “When I started the first year or so people said I should come up with a celebration or something that just wasn’t me,” he said.

“I obviously ended up doing that jump and the punch in the air or whatever you want to call it. Since I got married I started kissing the ring on my finger. I remember watching Real Madrid and seeing Raul and thinking I would love to do that when I am married one day.

“That is as glamorous as it gets from me, I’m afraid. I’m not a back-flip kind of guy, I’d struggle to get up again. I’m happy with just scoring goals and letting the emotion take the celebration.”

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