Report: Pochettino offers big incentives in attempt to keep Lloris and Kane

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is seemingly desperate to keep Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane at the club.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino intends to give Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane captaincy roles next season.

Spurs have made two signings this summer in Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier, but it now seems that Pochettino is focusing his attention on keeping his key players at White Hart Lane.

The Telegraph believe that Pochettino is keen to hand the captaincy to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, whilst striker Harry Kane is in line for the vice captaincy.

With current captain Younes Kaboul seemingly set to leave the club this summer, Pochettino needs to hand the armband to someone else - and the report states that the incentive of captaincy is an attempt to keep both Lloris and Kane at White Hart Lane.

Lloris, 28, is a reported target for Premier League rivals Manchester United according to the Daily Mirror, whilst Kane is also interesting the Red Devils, as reported by Sky Sports

With both players set to be handed prominent roles at White Hart Lane, the duo could look to stay this summer rather than move elsewhere.

Wise move?

With such a young squad at Pochettino's disposal, there aren't many players deemed to be suitable candidates for the captaincy at Tottenham.

Goalkeeper Lloris has bags of experience and assumed the role as captain with Younes Kaboul out of the team, so he makes sense as the primary skipper.

Yet, some may be surprised to see Kane chosen over Jan Vertonghen as the deputy option, with Kane only having been a regular in the first team for one year.

The 21-year-old is currently captaining the England Under-21 side in the European Championships, but Vertonghen's experience may make him a better candidate in some people's eyes.

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