Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that Tottenham cannot prevent key player Harry Kane from leaving the club if he sought a move to Real Madrid, pointing to Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona move as an example of the lure of Spain’s top clubs.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool reluctantly agreed to sell Coutinho to Barca for £142 million after the player announced of his desires to move to the Camp Nou.
In an interview, Pochettino said, “I think it is a massive example or massive point to show how this business is, how difficult it is for the clubs to keep their best players,” Pochettino said of the Coutinho transfer.
“Liverpool is one of the best clubs in the world and look when Coutinho wants to leave how difficult it is to keep your best player. Liverpool wanted to keep [him] but it was difficult to keep him — and look what happened with Cristiano Ronaldo and Man United and [Zinedine] Zidane at Juventus, [Luis] Figo in Barcelona.
“It is a lot of examples that it is so, so tough to keep your best player if the player says he wants to leave.”
Previously, it can be recalled that Kane would like to spend his entire footballing career at Tottenham, but apparently, things are coming to a change.
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