Harry Kane discusses his Tottenham future, hopes to emulate Spurs legend

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Harry Kane has plans to mirror Ledley King’s career with Tottenham Hotspur.

The 21-year-old striker has told the Standard that he would love to stay at White Hart Lane for as long as possible, and even his entire career.

Having broken onto the scene this year, Kane has been a revelation in the Spurs side who are performing so well, and he was recently rewarded a new contract that will keep him in North London until 2020. He will be 27-years-old by that point, and, most likely, in the prime of his career.

Should his development continue at the rate it has been, there is no doubt that by that age he will be a leading Premier League striker - and a first-choice selection for the England national team - and Lilywhites fans will be hoping that he is still turning out for their team by that point.

As a local born academy graduate there is no denying that he has dreams of staying with Spurs for his entire career, and he has told the Standard that he wants to emulate the likes of Ryan Giggs and Tottenham’s own Ledley King - who made their names as one-club Premier League veterans.

Asked if he could see his entire future at White Hart Lane, Kane responded: “I don’t see why not. Tottenham are a great club on the rise. I hope we get better and I’d love to stay here for as long as possible.

“If I’m still here in 10 years, I’d be over the moon. A lot of players today, when they do well, they end up going to another club or moving abroad. It depends on the situation at the time but at the moment, I’m looking to be a Tottenham player for many years.

“You look at players like Ledley, Ryan Giggs and Steven Gerrard. To stay at one club at the top level the way they have shows how good they have been. It’s great for them and great for the game. It’s fantastic for the fans to have players who have been there for so many years.”

With Spurs currently looking like a club with a bright future, Kane’s reason for admitting he will stay is based on the belief that they will start becoming a side who can win trophies consistently. Although a League Cup Final against Chelsea is booked for the near future - and a chance to compete for the Europa League trophy this season is still on - there is no doubt that Spurs still have work to do before they become a consistent force in the Premier League. Should Kane continue to improve at his impressive rate, the club will need to improve with him if he plans on staying, and he has said that winning trophies by the end of his current contract is his main aim.

He added: “I’d like to have won some trophies by then, because that’s how you’re defined as a player, as well as to be playing regularly for England.”

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