Rio Ferdinand forces Peter Crouch to 'tell the truth' on private Harry Kane transfer talks

Peter Crouch has revealed that he doesn't think Harry Kane knows what he wants to do in the summer after being forced by Rio Ferdinand to "tell the truth" on a recent discussion between the duo. Kane's future at Tottenham is set to be a hot topic when the summer transfer window opens with just 12 months remaining on his contract.

Despite Tottenham's overall woes this campaign, Kane has once again proven why he's regarded as one of the world's best strikers. Spurs will now face a tough battle on their hands to keep the England captain at the club beyond this summer.

Tottenham managed to keep Kane out of the clutches of Manchester City two years ago as Daniel Levy once again proved tough in negotiations. But the north London club have a weaker negotiating position this time around due to Kane's contract situation.

The attacker's future was debated by the BT Sport pundits before Tottenham's game against Brentford on Saturday. Crouch started: "Knowing Harry, he doesn’t give much away."

But that wasn't the whole truth from Crouch it seems as Ferdinand interjected with: "That’s not what you said before! Tell them the truth!" A smiling Crouch then added: "I did ask him the question and he was very diplomatic, as you’d expect from him.

"He’s England captain, he’s been here for over 10 years, scored so many goals, he’s so integral to Tottenham and I don’t even think he knows - I really believe that. He might have ambitions to go somewhere else and potentially win a trophy but it’s not just down to him.

"He still has a year left, he’s at a club that doesn’t want to lose its star attraction - its star player - and what it means to these fans for the new season to lose a player of Harry Kane’s calibre next year." Ferdinand hasn't been able to sit down with Kane and ask a similar question to what Crouch did, but admitted he would be pushing for an answer from the Spurs forward.

He said: "You need the answer from him. We need to hear the answer from Harry about where he is, and obviously he’s very guarded in regard to the way he wants to talk about his future - which is understandable - but it’s really down to what does he see as the benchmark for his career? What does he want out of his career? Does he want the personal accolades of being top goalscorer at England, a one-club man at Spurs and dominating all the statistics in that place?

"Or does he put more of an onus on it being a team sport and winning things with a team? That’s really down to him and what he wants. We can say what we like but me, personally, I wanted to win trophies and I was lucky enough to be in a position to do that.

"He hasn’t been fortunate enough to be in that position yet and he hasn’t done that with Spurs. That’s why I’d love to be able to sit down with him and ask him how do you judge your career based on team trophies or individual honours? Obviously the club and him are quite guarded."

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