Mauricio Pochettino explains why Harry Kane speculation is good

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been linked with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has explained to The Mirror why he is happy that Harry Kane has been linked with a move away from the club.

According to The London Evening Standard, Manchester United are interested in Tottenham striker Kane.

The Daily Mail claims that defending Premier League champions Chelsea want to recruit the 22-year-old England international.

Pochettino has responded to speculation over the future of Kane, and has claimed that it is a good thing that one of his star players is being linked with big clubs.

"I am happy that a big club want our players - this is because they show they are a top player with top performances,” the Tottenham head coach told The Mirror regarding Chelsea’s reported interest in Kane.

“It is good when they are linked. But Harry, like Hugo Lloris, wants to stay here. He is one of the best players and he is very happy.

"He wants to grow up with us and try the next few years to try for the top four and win titles with Tottenham. This is his challenge.”

Kane started the season slowly, but the Tottenham striker is back in form and is firing on all cylinders.

The 22-year-old has scored eight goals and created 14 chances in 13 Premier League appearances so far this campaign.

The Englishman has a pass accuracy of 74% and a shot accuracy of 63%, and has won 25 headers, 20 dribbles and 13 tackles.

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