Tottenham have rejected Italian outfit Napoli’s approach for their star striker Harry Kane, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Following brief spells at the youth academies of Arsenal and Watford, Harry Kane joined Tottenham’s youth academy in 2008. In 2009, Kane signed a scholarship contract with Spurs after turning 16, and a year later, in July 2010, he penned down his first professional contract with the club.
Having spent a few brief loan spells at Norwich and Leicester City, he made his first Premier League start for Tottenham in a 5–1 win over Sunderland at the end of the 2013-14 season, wherein he also scored his first league goal.
The next season came as a breakthrough one for the young striker, as he netted 21 times for the North London club in the Premier League. His performances also saw him get included in the PFA Team of the Year, and win the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.
He continued his great form into the 2015-16 season, scoring 25 league goals and winning the Premier League Golden Boot in the process, whilst also helping his team to a third-place finish. His fine season not only saw him get picked to represent England in the Euro 2016, but also helped him establish himself as one of the best strikers in England.
Naturally, the 23-year-old forward ended up attracting the interest of numerous top clubs from all around Europe, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Real Madrid rumoured to be seeking his services, amongst many others.
And now, according to Sky Sports Italia, another major club has entered the race for his signature: Serie A outfit Napoli.
Having just sold Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus for a massive €90 million, the Partenopei are looking for his replacement, and have therefore identified the England international as the perfect candidate, despite signing Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax for €32m.
However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has turned down Napoli’s approach straight away, as he has absolutely no intention of letting go of his star man.
This downright rejection means Napoli will have to continue their search for a striker.